Jun 30, 2015 - 11:13 am .- Before heading out for his two-week stay at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo this summer, retired pontiff Benedict XVI received a 30 minute visit from Pope Francis, who wished him a pleasant stay.
Jun 30, 2015 - 06:25 am .- Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments for Pope Francis’ July 6-7 visit to the country.
Jun 25, 2015 - 12:00 am .- Renowned classical tenor Andrea Bocelli is accustomed to performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is comfortable center stage at Carnegie Hall and has sold over eighty million records during his musical career. But come September, Bocelli will change his pace and join another award-winning musician - Colombian superstar Juanes - to perform for Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Jun 24, 2015 - 06:47 am .- Family wounds that aren’t dealt with in a healthy and timely manner can have devastating effects on both spouses and children, Pope Francis has said, and encouraged wounded families to work toward healing without letting bitterness build up.
Jun 24, 2015 - 04:02 am .- At this year's exposition of the Shroud of Turin, pilgrims reflected on looking upon what some believe to be Christ's own image – miraculously imprinted on a Jewish burial cloth 2,000 years ago.
Jun 23, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis is a Jesuit, but he has Salesian roots.
Jun 22, 2015 - 02:54 pm .- For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was a dream come true.
Jun 21, 2015 - 06:49 pm .- A group of teenagers at a Salesian-run professional school in Italy have restored a motorbike as a gift for the Pope.
Jun 21, 2015 - 12:42 pm .- Pope Francis has challenged Christians to seek safety in God’s transformative power, and not in the world.
Jun 21, 2015 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged workers not to blame their economic troubles on migrants, who are themselves often victims of injustice and treated like merchandise rather than human beings.
Jun 21, 2015 - 07:42 am .- Pope Francis prayed before the Shroud of Turin on Sunday and reflected on the role the reputed burial cloth of Jesus Christ can play in Christian spiritual life.
Jun 20, 2015 - 12:25 pm .- Youth unemployment is “a true social plague” that leaves young people feeling useless, Pope Francis told an Italian labor group on Saturday.
Jun 19, 2015 - 04:25 pm .- With the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment this week came a wave of controversy over the Pope’s statements about climate change, species extinction and other scientific topics.
Jun 19, 2015 - 03:38 pm .- Pope Francis met with Italy's top Special Olympics athletes on Friday, encouraging them and all athletes to make sports a place for loyalty, human dignity and joy.
Jun 19, 2015 - 03:53 am .- Speaking to a global gathering of priests, Pope Francis signaled an openness to changing the date of Easter in the West so that all Christians around the world could celebrate the feast on the same day.
Jun 18, 2015 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Francis' new encyclical is filled with references to his namesake, whom the Pope says is a model of how an integral ecology goes beyond matters of science and leads humanity to find God in creation.
Jun 18, 2015 - 03:01 pm .- The Vatican's presentation of Pope Francis' new encyclical said the intent behind the document goes beyond political debates, aiming for something more essential: the well-being of all creation.
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Jun 18, 2015 - 04:14 am .- Pope Francis' new encyclical on the environment calls for men and women to acknowledge their bodies as a “gift” from God which should not be manipulated.
Jun 18, 2015 - 04:05 am .- In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and population control – saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand.