The 85-year-old pope has used a wheelchair for many of his public audiences for nearly two months.
Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.
The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine.
The pope also warned about “disinformation” in today’s media environment.
The Blessed Virgin Mary never allowed herself to be “paralyzed by pride or fear,” but she arose and went with haste to humbly offer a helping hand, the pope told young Catholics on Saturday.
The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese.
A campaign dubbed “Remember Pope Francis' Kiss for Peace” that was launched in South Sudan is to continue despite the postponement of the previously scheduled ecumenical visit that the Holy Father was to undertake alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace.
Bishop Lucas Van Looy was due to receive the red hat on Aug. 27.
The pope wrote the preface of a new Vatican document for priests working with engaged couples.
The 85-year-old pope noted that he needed to walk with a cane.
The pope made the remark in his message for the 2022 World Day of the Poor.
The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5.
Celebrating the Trinity is “not so much a theological exercise, but a revolution in our way of life,” the pope said.
Pope Francis said he hoped the soldiers' time in Rome was spiritually fruitful.
Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, one of the two Cardinals-designate from Africa, has described his being named candidate to receive a red from Pope Francis in August as an opportunity to “continue to do my best for the salvation of souls”.
Pope Francis also spoke about the challenges facing families today.
Officials of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) have specified challenges in Africa they request that Pope Francis highlights during his July 2-7 two-African-nation trip scheduled to begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conclude in South Sudan.
The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
Pope Francis has encouraged the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Ondo in Nigeria and the people of God there to remain faithful to the Gospel message, which they need to continue defending with courage.