During his in-flight press conference, the pope also spoke about his health, youth suicide, and access to the sacraments.
“I tell you something very beautiful: It is no longer me, it is Jesus himself who is looking at you in this moment, he is looking at you,” Pope Francis said.
The announcement was made at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
An estimated 800,000 people attended the Saturday night vigil with Pope Francis.
The World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, this week debuted a new model of catechesis sessions aimed at listening to young people better.
Approximately 500,000 people celebrated Pope Francis’ arrival at World Youth Day.
All three priests are in Lisbon, Portugal, this week for World Youth Day 2023 and spoke to CNA about their paths to the priesthood.
In his speech, Bishop Robert Barron emphasized that every person has a unique mission from God and that money or popularity will not make you happy.
Father Ernest Wisner and his small group from Liberia finally arrived at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, after having to travel through four countries.
“Let us not waste time and freedom on trivial things ... while life offers us every day the precious pearl of the encounter with God and with others!”
“I appeal to my brothers, the authorities of the Russian Federation, that the Black Sea Initiative be restored and grain be transported safely,” Pope Francis said.
Father Ignacio Bello received a handwritten letter from the pope himself inviting him and his group of pilgrims to the Holy Father’s Vatican residence.
The youth festival, in its 34th edition, is being held July 26–30 at the site of alleged Marian apparitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to a joint statement from the Vatican and the German bishops’ conference, the meeting took place in a “positive and constructive climate.”
Brother Alois Loeser has chosen an Anglican, Brother Matthew (Andrew) Thorpe, 58, to be the ecumenical Christian fraternity’s third-ever prior.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been charged with embezzlement, abuse of office, and several other allegations regarding a series of financial investments.
Bishop Thomas Zinkula, 66, has led the Davenport Diocese in southeast Iowa since 2017.
The Vatican has united two foundations into a single new foundation named for Venerable Nguyen Văn Thuận.
St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession — both Christians and Muslims.
Lost for centuries, the relic was rediscovered in 2000 and is now displayed for veneration at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines.