National / International News

National / International News

World must dial down aggression, stop bullying, pope tells YouTubers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Help wipe out bullying and aggression by being better listeners and offering concrete gestures of acceptance and patience, Pope Francis told a group of top YouTubers from around the world.

Ignore the Church schedule and serve the people, pope tells deacons

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said.

Deacons gather in Rome, share reflections on ministry, challenges

ROME (CNS) — Thousands of permanent deacons and their wives began their Year of Mercy celebration by cutting straight to the heart of what it means to be a deacon, how the ministry impacts their families, and the challenge of explaining their vocation to others, including bishops and priests.