• Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    • Feb 19, 2017

    Pope Francis has again tried to bring light to an area of the world that doesn’t get enough attention but that is full of war and suffering. During his address to the crowd in St. Peter’s square, Francis reminded people of the plight of those living in violence happening in Congo.

  • Pope: Christ came to help us fulfill the commandments’ substance

    Pope: Christ came to help us fulfill the commandments’ substance

    • Feb 13, 2017

    Christ “teaches how to do the will of God fully,” Pope Francis said Sunday during his Angelus address. With “a justice animated by love, charity, mercy, and therefore capable of realizing the substance of the commandments, avoiding the risk of formalism,” the pope added.

  • Pope Francis: each life is sacred. Abandon no one

    Pope Francis: each life is sacred. Abandon no one

    • Feb 6, 2017

    “Each life is sacred,” Pope Francis said to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square. “Let’s pray together for those children who are in danger of interruption of pregnancy and for those who are nearing the end of life,” he added on the day of the Italian observance of the Day for Life.

  • In wake of Istanbul, pope calls for end to ‘scourge of terrorism’

    • Jan 1, 2017

    In his noontime Angelus address on New Year’s Day, Pope Francis extolled peace and reconciliation but also acknowledged the realities of an oft-violent world, expressing his closeness in prayer to the dead and injured and their families in a New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul.