Archive of February 17, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 17, 2016

Pope Francis' grief at the US-Mexico border

Feb 17, 2016 - 04:57 pm .- At the Mexico-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of people present to beg God for the “gift of tears” over the suffering of others, especially forced migration.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:45 pm .- UPDATE: 7:30pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis final homily in Mexico from the Feb. 17 Mass at the Ciudad Juárez fairgrounds.

How Pope Francis proposes to fight drug violence in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Speaking to laborers in the Mexican City of Juarez on Wednesday, Pope Francis laid out several key areas of focus in fighting what he called “the cycle of drug trafficking and violence.”

The moment when Pope Francis got angry in Mexico

Feb 17, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- A visibly upset Pope Francis had some tough words for a rowdy crowd when their shoving caused him to fall on a disabled boy during an event in Mexico.  

No one is beyond God's mercy, Pope tells inmates in Juarez

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:22 pm .- On his last day in Mexico, Pope Francis traveled to a city notorious for its violence and drug activity, meeting with inmates at a prison to deliver the message that no matter what their regrets, it’s never too late to start again.  

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with the world of labour

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:45 am .- Update:  3:00 pm EST - Read the full text of Pope Francis' prepared remarks for his Feb. 17 meeting with the world of labour at the Bachilleres College in the state of Chihuahua.

[FULL TEXT] Papal visit to Mexico: Visit to the penitentiary

Feb 17, 2016 - 10:00 am .- Update: 2:10 pm EST - Read the full version of the prepared remarks from Pope Francis' address to inmates in Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 17, 2016.

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Feb 17, 2016 - 06:11 am .- When Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a cloistered monastery Sunday morning, he received a gift from the nuns who live there: a large bouquet of white roses.

Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Feb 17, 2016 - 12:11 am .- Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation to help those infected and prevent more infections, one congressman said last week.