The boy approached the pope during his weekly catechesis.
He was speaking at his weekly general audience.
The report estimated that 216,000 children were abused by priests and religious over 70 years.
The pope was speaking at his weekly general audience.
At his general audience, the pope reflected on the doctrine of justification.
At his general audience, the pope appealed for peace in Ethiopia.
At the general audience, the pope continued to reflect on Galatians.
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that hypocrisy within the Church is “particularly detestable.”
Pope Francis said that Catholics must observe the commandments with the knowledge that justification comes from Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis made an unknown phone call at the end of his weekly general audience on Wednesday.
It was the pope’s first general audience since he underwent colon surgery.
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the dramatic conversion of St. Paul should remind us that God has a plan for our lives.
At his general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against preachers who sow division and mistrust online.
Catholics should take courage in the fact that even as Jesus was dying on the cross, his most agonizing moment on earth, he was praying for them, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that just as Jesus prayed for his friends while on earth, he also prays for each person eternally before the Father in heaven.
Pope Francis confronted the “scandal” of prayers that seem to go unanswered during his Wednesday general audience by pointing to the hope found in the Resurrection, “when all human longings … will be fulfilled.”
Pope Francis acknowledged Wednesday that praying is hard, but suggested ways to overcome common obstacles.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of the tenderness of God.”
Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged people to embrace the contemplative dimension of being human both in prayer and their daily lives.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian meditation is a way of encountering Jesus and not “a withdrawal into ourselves.”