- Apr 22, 2021
Pope Francis welcomed Lebanon’s designated prime minister, Saad Hariri, to the Vatican April 22 and expressed his hope that the country’s politicians would work together for the good of the nation.
On Earth Day, Pope Francis sent a message to world leaders attending a high-level climate summit organized by the United States, telling participants be good custodians of nature, calling it “a gift that we have received, and that we have heal, protect, and carry it to the future.”
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic.
Pope Francis renewed his appeal to the international community to forgive the debt of poor countries whose financial burdens have worsened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Because prayer is a dialogue with God, people should not dismiss or be embarrassed by saying their prayers out loud or in a whisper, Pope Francis said.
The Philippines in most respects are a raging Catholic success story, and a country absolutely vital to Catholic fortunes in the 21st century – probably more so, however much it may hurt for Americans to hear it, than the United States.
World-renowned English anthropologist Jane Goodall has joined her voice to the Vatican’s in calling for the defense of biodiversity, saying she sees Pope Francis as a source of hope for his stance on the environment.
To express the closeness of God and of the church to every older person, Pope Francis has chosen “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew as the theme for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.