- Jul 12, 2020
At a time of global “tragedy and suffering” because of the coronavirus, and in view of the long-term impact it will have, believers of every religion should beg mercy from the one God and father of all, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis asked that Feb. 8 be a day of prayer for the victims of human trafficking and called for their “generous welcoming.”
Pope Francis on Monday said that while human traffickers should be arrested, the real causes of the scourge are egoism and hypocrisy, especially among those who drive the demand.
Pope Francis’s message for the day of prayer for vocations, which will be observed April 22, was released Dec. 4 at the Vatican. The 2018 theme is “Listening, discerning and living the Lord’s call.”
ROME — Two of Pope Francis’ most ardent priorities are environmental protection and Christian unity, and on Tuesday he found way to advance both by leading a service on his newly minted “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” inspired by the Eastern Orthodox churches. In August, Francis