The pope urged Catholics to keep a copy of the prayer with them.
A papal telegram described the drone attack as a ‘vile act of terrorism.’
The bishops knelt in an act of penance in Lourdes.
The pope inaugurated a new art gallery at the Vatican Library.
The five-day trip will include a stop on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The bishops are currently meeting in Lourdes.
The Holy See has long supported a two-state solution.
The pope said that ‘the culture of death’ leads to sexual abuse.
The archbishop blessed 800 bodies still awaiting burial.
The condition affects an estimated 280 million people worldwide.
‘When they were caught praying, they were beaten every morning for 20 consecutive days.’
The pope placed white flowers on some of the graves.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to meet Pope Francis on Oct. 30.
The cross was a gift from South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
All three leaders are in Rome this week for the G20 summit.
The Vatican offered no explanation for the decision.
A plenary indulgence remits all temporal punishment due to sin.
The potential visit by Pope Francis would be the first papal trip to Canada in nearly 20 years.
"As my special delegate you have all the powers necessary to decide any questions that may arise," the pope wrote in a letter to Cardinal Tomasi this week.