‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.
The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
‘You young people, who want to build something new, a better world, follow her example, take risks,’ the pope urged.
Pope Francis, 85, has been suffering from an inflamed ligament.
Pope Francis has again lamented the suffering caused by the invasion of Ukraine and encouraged the faithful to pray a rosary every day for peace.
"Brothers, sisters, when our nets are empty in life, it is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves, to have fun, to return to old pastimes."
“It is a humiliation, but I offer it for your country,” Pope Francis told pilgrims from Slovakia.
The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
The pope was addressing members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports.
The 85-year-old pope canceled his engagements the day before the audience due to knee pain.
The pope praised the book’s ‘valuable teaching on the alliance of the generations.’
The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.
Knee pain has forced the 85-year-old pope to curtail his activities in recent weeks.
The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016.
While meeting with members of the Trinitarian order on Monday, Pope Francis referred to his knee ailment, which kept him from standing to greet all of them.
“There are no major risks” to Pope Francis’ safety in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said.
Pope Francis explained three ways that God's mercy should bring about peace in the lives of Christians.
Pope Francis on Sunday renewed his call for a truce in Ukraine, saying "the attack must be stopped."
Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect Christians,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday.