Poverty driving children into forced labor must be tackled, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Poverty and inequality, which are major factors in child labor exploitation, must be addressed, Pope Francis said in a written message. “Sadly, too many small hands… Read More

Caritas has assisted more than 1.2 million people in Ukraine, leaders say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Facing the trauma of conflict requires love and hope, and Caritas has been hard at work sharing this “medicine” with everyone, said the director of Caritas-Spes.… Read More

UPDATE: Saints’ lives prove God’s love for all, pope says at canonization Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The lives of the saints prove that holiness is not an unreachable goal accomplished by a select few but comes from acknowledging and sharing God’s love,… Read More

UPDATE: Vatican confirms pope will visit Indigenous in Canada in late July

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will meet members of Canada’s Indigenous communities in late July, visiting the cities of Edmonton, Quebec and Iqaluit in Nunavut, the country’s most northern… Read More

Immigration reform cannot be delayed, pope says in message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Countries around the world must get serious about reforming their immigration policies to respect the rights of migrants and refugees and establish orderly procedures for welcoming… Read More

Wives of soldiers in Mariupol ask pope to help save their husbands

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The young wife of the commander of the Ukrainian battalion still holed up in a steel plant in Mariupol had what she described as a “heart… Read More

Dutch priest proposed as patron saint of journalists

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Among the 10 men and women Pope Francis will proclaim as the Catholic Church’s newest saints is a Dutch priest and journalist who stood his ground… Read More

Pope to grandparents, elderly: We must lead revolution of tenderness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he is convinced God is calling his peers — older Catholics — to become “artisans of the revolution of tenderness.” Through their gifts,… Read More

Pope John Paul I’s teaching echoed ‘faith of the apostles,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope John Paul I’s time as pope, although brief, remains an important example of the beauty and simplicity of faith, Pope Francis said. In a preface… Read More

Jesus invites people to hear him, know him, follow him, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must listen to God’s word, go where Christ goes, seek those who are lost and reach out to their neighbors, Pope Francis said. “Do I… Read More
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