Articles for Pope Francis

The Pope Video • For Families

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Families.

The Pope Video • For Health Care Workers

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Health Care Workers.

‘City of friendship’ unites poor of Madagascar, Argentina

According to Argentine missionary Father Pedro Opeka, “it will be very difficult to rebuild” after the country was hit by four cyclones with winds of 130 miles per hour.

The Pope Video • For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women.

Pope poses for “selfie”

Pope poses for “selfie”

From NBC News...Pope Francis obligingly posed for a "selfie" with a group of young people visiting the Vatican on Wednesday. The "selfie" phenomenon was recognized by an authority of another kind this week, as the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Jesuit Pope and a Vincentian Saint

Jesuit Pope and a Vincentian Saint

"When You Meet the Needy, Your Heart Grows Bigger" St. Vincent de Paul did not say this.... But it sure sounds like something Vincent believed and lived! This the message the Pope sent back home via YouTube as his way of joining in a major feast in his native country....

Vatican using soccer to promote coexistence

Vatican using soccer to promote coexistence

Scholas Occurentes is an international network of schools that the Vatican launched, supported by Pope Francis, to promote a culture of coexistence and respect between different cultures, protect the environment and to foster cooperation over competition. Lionel Messi...

“Doing the ‘Come and See’ thing”

“Doing the ‘Come and See’ thing”

Denise LaRock asks... "Have you been following the Church's new rockstar?  Were you one of the few select millions able to spend a few days with Pope Francis in Rio for World Youth Day?  Pope Francis on the beach leading the Way of the Cross with millions of young...

Pope – Look into eyes of the poor

Pope – Look into eyes of the poor

Pope Francis asks a telling question... "when you give alms do you look in the eyes of the people you give them to?" “... the important thing is not looking at them from afar, or helping from afar. No, no! It is going to encounter them. This is the Christian! This is...

Don’t pack  for canonizations yet

Don’t pack for canonizations yet

Kathy Schiffer writes... "When will Pope Francis canonize his two predecessors, Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Pope John XXIII? Early speculation regarding the date for Blessed Pope John Paul II was October 20—the nearest Sunday to JPII’s October 22 feast day. ...

Vatican using soccer to promote coexistence

What the Pope actually said in flight

July 29, 2013. (Romereports.com) While on his way to Brazil, Pope Francis promised journalists, a press conference on his way back to Rome. Despite being tired, he kept his promise.  For an hour and  22 minutes, he held a press conference, where nothing was off...

Pope trace heart on helicopter window

Pope trace heart on helicopter window

As he boarded a helicopter to meet with World Youth Day volunteers in Rio, Pope Francis made the sign of the Cross, before taking off. Then a few moments later, as crowds bid him farewell, the Pope used his fingers to outline a heart, by the helicopter's...

WYD – world’s largest flash mob

WYD – world’s largest flash mob

Millions of pilgrims took part in the world's largest flash mob, by performing a simple dance for the Pope. In fact, the title of the song they danced to is called 'Francis.' Before celebrating Sunday's closing Mass in Rio's Copacabana beach, millions of youths took a...

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