National / International News

National / International News

Pope: Speak truth with love, denounce evil without alienating sinners

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Use the power of communication to build bridges and heal wounds, not generate hatred or misunderstanding, Pope Francis said.

The Catholic Church, too, must proclaim the truth and denounce injustice without alienating everyone in need of God's help, he said in his message for World Communications Day.

Pope Francis celebrates Saint Agnes with blessing of lambs

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes on Thursday with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will be used to make palliums, a vestment worn by metropolitan archbishops which signify their unity with the Church of Rome.

No one is excluded from the mercy of God, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians are called to work together in order to be a visible sign that God's mercy excludes no one, Pope Francis said during his general audience Jan. 20.