Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

KRAKOW, Poland (CNS) — Poland's memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.


Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of "absurd violence" added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.


Vatican spearheads effort to get AIDS drugs to children -- soon

DURBAN, South Africa (CNS) -- The face of the AIDS epidemic has changed dramatically in recent years as scientists have created antiretroviral drugs that lower levels of the virus in the bloodstream, allowing those infected with HIV to live relatively normal lives.