Pretending to be a saint sickens, corrupts the soul, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The root of all evil lies in greed, pride and vanity, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

Despite drop in poverty, advocates say much work remains to lift up poor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While 3.5 million fewer Americans were living in poverty and the median household income grew 5.2 percent in 2015, advocates maintain there's much more work ahead to help the country's 43.1 million poor in their struggles to obtain affordable housing, feed their families, and find well-paying jobs.

Christians aren't greater than God, must forgive as He does, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God wants people to be merciful, which means forgiving others and giving freely with love, Pope Francis said.