The theme of the event in the Paul VI Audience Hall will be “Let us learn from boys and girls.”
“Those who risk their lives at sea do not invade, they look for welcome,” the Holy Father insisted.
While papal Masses on the pope’s other trips can draw hundreds of thousands of people, the Mass in Ulaanbaatar only had an estimated 2,000 in attendance.
“Brothers and sisters, do not be concerned about small numbers, limited success, or apparent irrelevance,” Pope Francis assured missionaries in Mongolia.
Pope Francis called the mother of a young man, Luca Re Sartù, 24, who has passed away after apparently contracting a bacterial staph infection.
After celebrating Mass for WYD 2023 with an estimated 1.5 million pilgrims in Lisbon, the pope thanked the many volunteers who made the event possible.
In September, the pope will travel to France to meet with young people and bishops from around the world at the Mediterranean Encounter.
The new system debuted at the July 23 papal Mass for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
The prayer from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life invokes Mary’s intercession.
Calling for “a new bond between the young and old,” Pope Francis marked the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday.
The Holy Father prayed the Angelus from St. Peter’s, recalling Jesus’ praise for the Father for revealing his wonders to the “little children.”
A painting in the Milan cathedral depicts a Christian legend that is not particularly well known.
Valencia’s first Corpus Christi procession has been an annual affair since 1372.
Pope Francis on Sunday warned against the danger of living life without a sense of purpose or a destination to set our course by.
Some 50,000 people attended a public outdoor Mass with Pope Francis in Budapest on Sunday.
At the end of the visit, the children and residents presented the pope with a handmade gift.
“It is not enough to provide bread to fill stomachs; we need to fill people’s hearts!” Pope Francis said Saturday in Budapest.