Pope Francis has agreed with the view that the forced removal of Indigenous children and their treatment in Canada’s residential school system was a form of “cultural genocide.”
In a video message released on July 28 ahead of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis poses the question: “How can we foster an enriching encounter with migrants and refugees?”
Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples.
The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools.
All it takes is a phone call, together with confession, Holy Communion, and prayer.
The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.
Pope Francis issued a document on Friday that changed the oversight of Opus Dei. It also decreed that its leader, the prelate, can no longer be a bishop.
As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought, and other environmental extremes.
The Vatican has issued another warning of a new schism from Germany coming out of the “Synodal Way”.
A Vatican policy published Tuesday says that the Holy See’s financial investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching.
Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media, and to engage in dialogue and education to help deal with “lies and misinformation”.
According to the Vatican gendarmes, around 12,000 people were in St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s weekly message.
Pope Francis will travel to the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit from July 24-29.
In a meeting with three male religious congregations on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of taking a “zero tolerance” approach to abuse.hann
Pope Francis on Wednesday named three women to the Dicastery of Bishops, the Vatican office responsible for evaluating new members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy.
The pope made the comment about the Catholic U.S. president in an interview broadcast July 12.
He spoke about the Parable of the Good Samaritan and how we should treat those in need.
Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church will continue implementing measures against clerical sexual abuse, even if there may be reluctance or pushback or in some places.