- Feb 28, 2021
Days after Pope Francis appointed two women to major Vatican posts, he continued his outreach by announcing the beatification of an Italian suffragette and by visiting an elderly Holocaust survivor.
Pope Francis blessed hundreds of figurines of the baby Jesus — ranging from tiny plastic figures to life-sized statues — and encouraged children to make sure they have Nativity scenes at home.
As faithful await the pope’s document on young people, youth experts discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Going on vacation or visiting new places should include more than just looking at all the attractions, Pope Francis said.
“The elderly are the historical memory of every community, a patrimony of wisdom and faith that needs to be heard, cared for and valued,” Pope Francis said Dec. 16.
The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias and popstar Miley Cyrus were just some of the people who stopped for a minute of prayer for peace on Thursday. The initiative – promoted by Pope Francis – marked the anniversary of the meeting of Pope Francis, the late Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Vatican Gardens.