Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Carrying a tall wooden cross over the threshold of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, a U.S. delegation brought the concerns of the country's Hispanic Catholics to the heart of the church.

Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, taking by surprise people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican Church hierarchy.

Christians must make history, never be prophets of doom, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God's love, Pope Francis said.