For the young people who will attend World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero is a shining example of Christian faith in the midst of struggles, said several bishops from Panama.
more important prize than a gold medal is up for grabs at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: a chance to experience solidarity and contribute to the realization that all people are members of one human family, Pope Francis said.
Father Jacques Hamel’s gruesome murder in northern France July 26 — by men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State — prompted sorrow and outrage from Muslim leaders around the world.
Pope Francis warned Poland’s Catholic bishops that an increasingly secularized and de-Christianized culture leaves people orphaned, being vaguely spiritual without Christ or his church.
The pope set up the commission at the request of the International Union of Superiors General, the organization for the leaders of women’s religious orders around the world.
Panama, which will host World Youth Day in 2019, is a small country, but the head of its bishops’ conference has no doubts the church will be able to organize the event.
BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) — At almost 4 years old, Caroline Hoffman is battling something no child should ever have to worry about: cancer. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, Caroline, who lives in Virginia, has endured many months of treatments at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. But while her extended […]
Speaking to journalists aboard his return flight from Krakow, Poland, July 31, the pope also stressed that violence exists in all religions, including Catholicism, and it cannot be pinned to one single religion.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 1,300 young adults gathered in the nation’s capital for prayer, catechesis, fellowship, and a taste of Polish culture, an event designed for those who could not attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Krakow in the Capital was celebrated on the campus of The Catholic University of America July 30, coinciding […]
KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Pope Francis has a “stomach of iron” and considers the German Richard Wagner his favorite composer, said young Catholics who lunched privately with him July 30 during World Youth Day. Thirteen World Youth Day organizers from a dozen countries shared the meal at the cardinal’s residence. They were chosen by lottery […]
KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Pope Francis told young people they are not called to be couch potatoes, living boring lives, but should leave their mark in history and not let others determine their future. Like a soccer match, life “only takes players on the first string and has no room for benchwarmers,” the pope told […]
KRAKOW, Poland — Michelle Hough, communications officer for Caritas Internationalis, shared her interview with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, president of the international Caritas network. Q: The pope gave you a big hug when he saw you on the stage after he arrived at WYD. What’s the pope like as a hugger? (Laughing) He’s […]