- Mar 29, 2020
In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.
Christians should follow the example of Jesus in the desert by never trying to dialogue with the devil when tempted, Pope Francis said.
Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one’s life in order to better hear God and those who suffer silently and need help, Pope Francis said.
Survivors of church sex abuse have descended on Rome this week, marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit of church leaders on preventing abuse with calls for more accountability and acknowledgment of their pain.
Jesus wants his followers to move from a formal observance of God’s commands to an interior acceptance of them and, in that way, to no longer be slaves to sin and selfishness, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis called on internet-based companies Sunday to be vigilant about keeping human traffickers from using electronic communications to entrap victims.