The Catholic Church grew by 15 million people worldwide in 2019.
The letter urges them to ‘Please be a good priest.’
The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process.
The boy approached the pope during his weekly catechesis.
The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest.
He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors.
Do good from a spirit of service, not from a desire for personal glory, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
Pope Francis spoke over video call to participants in the fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements.
The pope was speaking to Italian pharmacists.
He was speaking at his weekly general audience.
Mother María Berenice died in 1993 at the age of 94.
Msgr. Diego Ravelli was also named head of the pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir.
The diocesan phase will last from October 2021 to April 2022.
Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti was kidnapped in 2017.
The pope outlined a three-step process for personal renewal.
The two-year process leading to the synod formally opens this weekend.
The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation.
St. Irenaeus is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
The foundation for Catholic healthcare will support institutions worldwide.