The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience.
Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain representatives gathered at the Vatican.
They signed the message in the Vatican’s Hall of Benediction.
Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez died Oct. 3 at the age of 94.
Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing all one’s hope in the Lord.
Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to the Gospel.
Pope Francis will present the award on Nov. 13.
He said: “Jesus asks us all ... to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?”
The meeting will be held in Rome on June 22-26, 2022.
At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification.
He made the remark in a new book preface.
The pope sent a video message to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, Italy.
From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.
This year’s World Youth Day will be celebrated in local dioceses on Nov. 21.
“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said.
Division and exclusion come from Satan, Pope Francis warned.
The special delegate will oversee the Memores Domini.
Pope Francis encouraged Europe’s bishops to introduce people to the joy of an encounter with Jesus.
The pope stressed the importance of listening and “a pastoral attitude.”