Pope Taps American To Head New Vatican Office For FamiliesPope Francis has named an American to head the Vatican's office for family and laity. It's a move meant to bring a more pastoral bent to the Vatican's bureaucracy.
Pope Francis Wraps Up Joyful US Visit With Big Open-Air MassPope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.
Pope Meets With Family Who Drove 13,000 Miles To See HimPope Francis has met with a family who made a 13,000-mile trip over 194 days from Argentina to Philadelphia in an old Volkswagen van.
Pope Expected To Highlight Hardships Of RefugeesPope Francis will highlight the hardships of refugees during his visit in the U.S. this week.
Priest Says Too Soon To Tell Pope’s Impact On CubaOne of Pope Francis’ main objectives when he visited Cuba was to create more space for the Catholic Church on the communist island country. Did he do it? One local priest says it is too soon to tell.
Some Cubans Think The Pope Should Speak Louder About Human RightsAt least twice on Monday the Pope discretely called attention to religious persecution in Cuba.
Pope Francis Speaks Of The Future To Youth In CubaAs Pope Francis wraps up his last full day in Cuba, it seems his trip is serving as yet another reminder of what is possible, as Cubs tries to open itself up to the rest of the world after decades of isolation.
Pope Francis Meets Fidel Castro After Morning MassPope Francis briefly met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Sunday morning, a Vatican spokesman confirmed.
Locals Celebrate Papal Mass Across South FloridaA sense of excitement and spirituality filled churches and homes across South Florida Sunday, as Pope Francis celebrated his first mass in Cuba.
Pope Francis Begins First Full Day In CubaPope Francis opens his first full day in Cuba on Sunday with what normally would be the culminating highlight of a papal visit: Mass before hundreds of thousands of people in Havana's evocative Revolution Plaza.
Pope Francis' 10-Day Trip To Cuba, US UnderwayPope Francis begins a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States on Saturday, embarking on his first trip to the onetime Cold War foes after helping to nudge forward their historic rapprochement. He will be offering a show of solidarity with Cubans and making clear that Hispanics in the United States are the bedrock of the American church.
In TV Message, Pope Tells Cubans That Jesus Loves ThemPope Francis delivered an unprecedented televised message to the Cuban people ahead of a four-day trip to the island, telling them on state television Thursday night that Jesus "never abandons us" and he "loves you very much."