Pope Francis encouraged people to be open to the newness Jesus wants to bring in their daily lives and to cultivate the capacity to wonder.
Peter’s Pence is an annual collection to finance the pope’s charitable works and other priorities.
‘Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always be respected,’ he told a Catholic fact-checking group.
He encouraged parents to turn to St. Joseph for help, including those whose children are of ‘different sexual orientations.’
The pope was preaching at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Father Cosme Spessotto, Father Rutilio Grande, and two lay companions were declared blessed.
He made the remark in his 2022 World Communications Day message.
During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector and catechist.
The saint is revered by both Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
His comments came a day after the publication of the Munich abuse report.
The International Labour Organization estimates that 2.3 million people lose their lives in work-related accidents or diseases every year worldwide.
Pope Francis is expected to proclaim Irenaeus a ‘Doctor of Unity.’
He also named an apostolic visitor for Eritrean Catholics in Europe.
The pope made the comment at his general audience.
The letter was sent by Cardinal Kurt Koch and Cardinal Mario Grech.
The candidates come from three continents.
Pope Francis highlighted the upcoming anniversaries of two major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians seek unity.
During his Sunday Angelus address, the pope called on people to take part in the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
After a journalist reported on Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a record store, the pope surprised him back — by writing him a letter.
Preparations are already underway in Rome for the 2025 Jubilee, a special year of grace and pilgrimage in the Catholic Church.