- Jan 18, 2020
The life of Venerable Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager on the road to sainthood, showed that young people could use the power of social networking and communications with “creativity and even genius,” the pope said in his exhortation Christus Vivit (“Christ Lives”).
Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.
For a Caupuchin-run homeless center in Dublin, when Pope Francis comes calling on Saturday, it’ll be as a member of the family.
“A nice crop” of vocations is something the Capuchin Franciscans are celebrating this July in the Province of St. Conrad, whose headquarters are in Denver.
The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — hungry, naked, dead, imprisoned — don’t exactly evoke a silent night when all was cozy, calm and bright.
A new documentary, “The Sultan and the Saint,” is the story of St. Francis leaving Assisi to cross enemy lines and meet with the sultan in Damietta, Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade. The two discussed interfaith conflict, war and the search for peace.