Pope Francis Archives - Crux



  • Hong Kong bishop emphasizes pastoral over political concerns

    Hong Kong bishop emphasizes pastoral over political concerns

    In an exclusive interview with Crux, Hong Kong’s new bishop spoke of how he is focusing on pastoral matters over political concerns. Yeung says he devoting attention to young people, the elderly, and building social solidarity, rather than emphasizing political disagreement with the government.

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  • Rome march defies anti-Semitism, celebrates Jewish/Catholic friendship

    Rome march defies anti-Semitism, celebrates Jewish/Catholic friendship

    Romans marched on Monday to commemorate the anniversary of when over one thousand Jews were taken from their homes by Nazis in 1943 and sent to the concentration camp of Auschwitz. As anti-semitic sentiments rise in Europe and the United States, Catholic and Jewish organizers of the event praise fruitful dialogue and invite faithful not to forget the lessons from the past.

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  • Franciscans mark 800 years of serving in the Holy Land

    Franciscans mark 800 years of serving in the Holy Land

    The Franciscan mission to the Holy Land was commissioned in 1217 by St. Francis of Assisi himself, and over 100 years later – in 1342 – the Holy Land province of the Franciscans were officially declared the custodians of the holy shrines by Pope Clement VI. In a message marking their 800 years of service, Pope Francis called them “ambassadors of the entire People of God.”

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