Last year, the pope made a surprise visit to pray alone at the Immaculate Conception statue.
Asked how he was doing, the pope told Macron: ‘I’m still alive.’
The pope watched a show called ‘The faces of the pandemic.’
Najib Mikati gave the pope a brick from a church damaged in the Beirut port explosion.
Cardinal Mario Grech was addressing the Italian bishops.
‘Today, a revolution is underway,’ the pope told the Pontifical Council for Culture.
‘He commends the souls of those who died to Almighty God’s loving mercy.’
The Tibhirine monks’ story was dramatized in the 2010 French film Of Gods and Men, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians.
Cardinal Mario Grech sent a 14-minute video message to the USCCB Fall General Assembly.
The dioceses will not be merged.
The funds will help to support young newlyweds.
Poland had the most hate crimes reported against Christians, with 241 incidents in 2020.
When one is faced with an important difficult decision, Pope Francis’ advice is to imagine standing before Christ at the “threshold of eternity” because that is what ultimately matters.
The pope offered Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in the presence of 2,000 people living in poverty and the volunteers who assist them.
The meeting lasted one hour and allowed each of the academics to discuss their work with the pope emeritus.
“We need journalists who are willing to ‘wear out the soles of their shoes,’ to get out of the newsroom, to walk around the city, to meet people, to assess the situations in which we live in our time,” Pope Francis said.
‘The groups responsible behave like mafias,’ the pope said.
The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe.