National / International News

National / International News

Mexican pilgrims hope papal visit will bring much-needed change

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With anticipation growing in the streets of Mexico City for Pope Francis' visit, a group of local pilgrims found time to thank their "mother" and prayed that it would give their country a spiritual awakening.

Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit.

Pope Francis: I want to help bring peace to Mexico

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis will arrive in Mexico Friday. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden country that while there, he hopes to be a messenger of peace, which must be fought for daily.