National / International News

National / International News

At Bolivian prison, pope calls himself man 'saved from his many sins'

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (CNS) -- Pope Francis visited one of Latin America’s most notorious prisons, calling himself “a man who was and is saved from his many sins.”  “I couldn't leave Bolivia without seeing you, without sharing the hope and faith given in the cross,” he told people at Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz.

Pope honors St. John Paul's historic visit to Paraguay

ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNS) -- Arriving in Paraguay July 10, Pope Francis paid tribute to the historic visit to the country made in 1988 by St. John Paul II, a visit many people saw as contributing to the end of one of the world's longest military dictatorships.

Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) -- Education is a right and a privilege that should impart not only knowledge and skills, but also a sense of responsibility for others and for the earth, Pope Francis told representatives of Ecuadorean schools and universities.