Nation/World

Nation/World

A little bit Country: Pope Looks at the Nitty-Gritty of Family Life

  By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney...

Pope to Congress: Stop Bickering, World Needs Your Help

By Cindy Wooden WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even...

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...

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...

God has a Weakness for Humble Hearts, Pope says at Audience

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – While the prayer of a proud person isn’t strong enough to reach God’s heart, the...

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...

Church Supports Indians on Nationwide Strike

  NEW DELHI (CNS) -- The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic...

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...

Time of Mercy: Holy Doors Close, but Mission of Mercy Continues

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Year of Mercy brought more than 20 million pilgrims to Rome, but for Pope Francis, the...

God Excludes no one From His Love; Offers Mercy, not Hate, Pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Jesus brought humanity God’s merciful, saving love, not hatred and animosity, Pope Francis said. “Jesus makes visible a...