Pope Francis in Colombia

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She wanted to be euthanized – but changed her mind after meeting Pope Francis

Sep 12, 2017

Consuelo del Socorro Córdoba is a Colombian woman who had made up her mind to be euthanized because of the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the flight from Rome to Bogota, Sept. 6, 2017.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Colombia

Sep 11, 2017

In his conversation with journalists on the return flight from Cartagena to Rome on Monday, Pope Francis touched on a... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Vocations that only seek to 'climb the ladder' are dead, Pope says

Sep 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis in Colombia: True freedom is found in courageous discipleship

Sep 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday, Pope Francis said that true freedom is found in letting go of the superficial things we cling to... Read more

Pope Francis addresses a crowd at the National Reconciliation Encounter held at Las Malocas Park in Villavicencio, Colombia, Sept. 8, 2017.

Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Sep 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused... Read more

Prisoners in Colombia unite in prayer for Pope Francis' visit

Sep 8, 2017

Prison inmates from jails around Colombia prepared themselves spiritually for the Pope's visit to their country through prayers, letters, messages,... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on October 2, 2013.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Mexico earthquake

Sep 8, 2017

Following Mass during his five-day trip to Colombia, Pope Francis on Friday offered prayers for those affected by a major... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 11, 2016.

Pope Francis beatifies two Colombian martyrs

Sep 8, 2017

During Mass in Colombia on Friday, Pope Francis beatified two martyrs from the country, both of whom were killed in... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass in Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 7, 2017.

Christ calls Colombia to cast a net of peace, Pope Francis says

Sep 7, 2017

Just as Christ called Peter to cast his nest where there seemed to be no fish, Christ is calling Colombians... Read more

Pope Francis embraces a cardinal-member of CELAM during their encounter at the apostolic nunciature in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

The significance of Pope Francis' speech to Latin America's bishops

Sep 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

What is likely one of the most important speeches of Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, political processes aside, and one... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the executive committe of CELAM at the apostolic nunciature in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope Francis lays out his vision for Church's mission in Latin America

Sep 7, 2017

The Catholic Church must avoid a sense of superiority and clericalism and instead teach forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis receives a white rose on the papal plane to Colombia on Sept. 7, 2017.

On plane, Pope gets a gift from his 'spiritual friend' Saint Therese

Sep 7, 2017

During his flight to Colombia Pope Francis received a white rose from a Colombian journalist, recalling his deep devotion to... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on August 15, 2017.

Don't let anything silence the truth, Pope tells Colombian bishops

Sep 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a lengthy speech on Thursday, Pope Francis urged the bishops of Colombia to uphold their pastoral responsibilities, proclaiming and... Read more

Pope Francis addresses Colombian youth from the balcony of the Cardinal's Palace in Bogota, Sept. 7, 2017.

Peace can start by grabbing drinks, Pope tells Colombian youth

Sep 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Speaking to youth in Colombia Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to move away from the violence of the past and... Read more

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia greets Pope Francis on Sept. 7, 2017.

Pope to Colombian authorities: Eliminate violence by upholding dignity of all

Sep 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the first formal speech of his visit to Colombia, Pope Francis on Thursday told government authorities that the key... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Venezuelan bishops' conference at the Vatican, June 8, 2017.

Venezuelan bishops to meet with Pope Francis in Colombia

Sep 6, 2017

Amid a dire political and human-rights crisis in Venezuela, Pope Francis will meet privately with “the bishops of Venezuela present... Read more

Colombian pilgrims attend Pope Francis' General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

Simplicity and transparency are key to Pope Francis' Colombia trip

Sep 6, 2017

Simplicity and transparency have been key words in the preparations for Pope Francis' visit to Colombia, according to the secretary... Read more


Ahead of Colombia visit, Pope says world needs builders of peace, dialogue

Sep 4, 2017

Two days ahead of his symbolic visit to Colombia, Pope Francis sent a video message to the nation, telling citizens... Read more

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Pope's Colombia trip about faith, not politics, Vatican official says

Sep 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the South American country of Colombia Sept. 6-11 isn't a political statement a Vatican official... Read more

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Who are the martyrs Pope Francis will beatify in Colombia?

Jul 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

During his six-day visit to Colombia in September, Pope Francis will beatify martyrs Bishop Jesús Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve and Fr.... Read more