Pope Francis

Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 09, 2017
A Vatican conference represents the beginning of a coordination of Catholic universities, institutions and bishops's conferences on this issue.
Faith News
Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.
St. John Paul II presents a gift to Consolata Sister Leonella Sgorbati in Milan, Italy, in this undated photo. Sister Leonella and her bodyguard were gunned down in September 2006 as they left the children's hospital where she worked in Mogadishu, Somalia. (CNS photo/PH Emmevi, EPA)
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Pope Francis formally recognized the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 and the martyrdom of a 25-year-old priest in Hungary in 1957.
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"Please, Mass is not a show. It is going to encounter the Passion, the resurrection of the Lord."
Isaac Hernandez and his wife Crystal visit a line of crosses before a vigil for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 07, 2017
The pope sent his “heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded.”
Pope Francis greets Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations and leader of The Elders, during a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 6. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis met with Kofi Annan, the former U.N. secretary-general, and former Irish President Mary Robinson to discuss shared concerns about peace, human rights and climate change.