Nation/World

Nation/World

Pope Francis in Mexico

  “No More Death, No More Exploitation” Pope says at U.S.-Mexico Border By David Agren Catholic News Service CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Speaking from the symbolic platform of the...

Pope Makes Long-Awaited Visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe

  By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY -- Pope Francis fulfilled his much-desired wish to pray in silence before the miraculous image of Our...

A Brotherly Embrace Brings Pope and Russian Patriarch Together

HAVANA (CNS) -- At long last, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced, kissing each other three times. "Finally," the pope...

Don’t Judge Sinners Who Want to Repent, Help Them Come Home

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis...

Death Penalty Limbo: Supreme Court, States Give Laws Another Look

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  -- The death penalty in the United States is repeatedly getting hit by the pause button -- which doesn’t...

Pope-Patriarch Meeting Historic, Observers say, but Substance is Key

(Editor’s note: The Pope was traveling to Cuba at the time of publication. See the March 1 issue of The Valley Catholic for more...

Pope Sends off Missionaries of Mercy to Help People Open Hearts to God

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis marked the beginning of the church’s Lenten journey by sending off several hundred religious and...

Pope, Meeting Iraqi Leader, Urges Work for Reconciliation

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Meeting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pope Francis expressed his hopes that Iraq and other war-torn countries...

Pope: Live Your Faith During Lent, Perform Works of Mercy

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one’s faith, demonstrating and sharing it through...

Foot-Washing Ritual not Limited to Men, Vatican says in New Decree

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree specifying that the Holy Thursday...