Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000.
“Dear friends, the family is alive if it finds itself united in prayer," the pope said in a message ahead of the World Meeting of Families in Rome.
The 11-foot-tall puppet symbolizes unaccompanied refugee children.
The pope was speaking to Claretian Missionaries.
He was addressing participants in the 25th International Mariological Marian Congress.
At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.
The Vatican unveiled a working document and handbook.
Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.”
“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope Francis said.
The Arché Foundation is opening a new house in Rome.
At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians.
He made the appeal in his prayer intention for September.
The nurse reportedly advised the pope to undergo tests in February.
Fr. Placido Cortese has been dubbed “the Italian Fr. Kolbe.”
The pope asked those present: ‘What do you expect from the Church?
Complaining and blaming others is a waste of time; the way to defeat evil is to conquer it first within our own hearts, Pope Francis said.
Msgr. Guido Marini has been in charge of papal liturgies since his appointment to the role by Benedict XVI in 2007.
The Chapter of St. Peter is group of retired priests who pray and assist in the basilica’s liturgical activities.
Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, 46, was appointed ‘ad interim.’