Latest stories: Compassion

Pope Francis places the red biretta on Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot Oct. 5, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to imitate Christ’s compassionate heart

Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, encouraging each of them to ask for the grace to have a compassionate heart like Christ.

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 5, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.