True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis said.

Pope canonizes seven saints who 'fought the good fight of faith'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The seven new saints of the Church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said. 

Pope makes 'Mercy Friday' visit to home for children

ROME (CNS) — Continuing his monthly Year of Mercy visits to people in particularly vulnerable situations, Pope Francis spent an afternoon Oct. 14 at Rome's SOS Children's Village.