The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France, saying there is such a thing as “bad compassion.”
“Neither at the beginning nor at the end. It is not played with!” Pope Francis said on a flight from Marseille to Rome on Sept. 23.
“We can no longer watch the drama of shipwrecks, caused by the cruel trafficking and the fanaticism of indifference,” the pope said Sept. 22.
The Vatican has published the final list of names of those participating in the upcoming Synod on Synodality assembly in October, including laypeople.
St. Daniele Comboni witnessed “the horror of slavery” as a missionary in the mid-19th century in what is now Sudan.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is in Ukraine this week to open the House of Refuge “in the name of Pope Francis, as a sign of support and closeness.”
Synodality isn’t “a chapter in an ecclesiology textbook” or a “fad or a slogan to be bandied about in our meetings,” the pope has emphasized.
In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not do” but “a fundamental condition for those who are Christians.”
The palace was originally home to Cardinal Raffaele Riario, known for having invited Michaelangelo to Rome after being impressed by his artistic abilities.
All nine members of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Nazi regime for sheltering two Jewish families, were beatified Sunday.
During his Sunday morning Angelus address, Pope Francis urged the faithful to reflect on the miracle of the Transfiguration and to see the same beauty in the faces of the people we interact with every day.
“This,” the pope said, “is the favorable time to be converted, to stop looking at ourselves and to start looking into ourselves.”
The rapid acceleration of new technologies can produce significant consequences for human life and the environment Pope Francis said Feb. 20.
“Lent is a time of grace to the extent that we listen to him as he speaks to us,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis addressed once again the question of whether he will resign the papacy in two conversations with Jesuit priests in Africa this month.
The oversight committee is part of the pope’s reform of the governance of the Rome Diocese.
Boxes of thermal shirts took sail from the port of Naples, Italy, destined for Turkey, on the morning of Feb. 15.
“The news from Nicaragua has grieved me a great deal,” the pope said.
Pope Benedict XVI’s essay on the Eucharist is part of a series of texts the pope emeritus wrote after his resignation in 2013.
Benedict XVI was “not a bitter man,” Pope Francis said, speaking during his inflight press conference Feb. 5 of his relationship with his predecessor.