The saint is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
His comments came a day after the publication of the Munich abuse report.
The International Labour Organization estimates that 2.3 million people lose their lives in work-related accidents or diseases every year worldwide.
Pope Francis is expected to proclaim Irenaeus a ‘Doctor of Unity.’
He also named an apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in Europe.
The pope made the comment at his general audience.
The candidates come from three continents.
Pope Francis highlighted the upcoming anniversaries of two major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians seek unity.
Pope Francis has urged journalists in the Middle East to keep telling stories from the Holy Land.
During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
After a journalist reported on Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a record store, the pope surprised him back — by writing him a letter.
The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has encouraged the people of God in his native country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying the jabs are “scientifically wholesome.”
The pope discussed his devotion to St. Joseph in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano.
The pope was speaking to French Catholic Action groups.
He led a moment’s silence at his general audience.
Pope Francis has appointed the Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kolwezi in the Central African nation.
The pope was giving his annual “state of the world” address.
The pope baptized 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel.
The pope was addressing a Vatican-based lay association.