No war is holy, pope says at interreligious peace gathering

ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Violence in the name of God does not represent the true nature of religion and must be condemned by all faiths, Pope Francis said.

Pope, Christian leaders pray for peace, victims of war

ASSISI, Italy (CNS) — Jesus' cry of thirst on the cross is heard today in the cries of innocent victims of war in the world, Pope Francis said.

Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents.