National / International News

National / International News

At New York service, pope offers encouragement to men, women religious

NEW YORK (CNS) -- During an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Pope Francis thanked the nation's priests, brothers and women religious for their service and gave particular thanks to women religious saying, "Where would the church be without you?"

People come first, human life is sacred, pope insists at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- Dealing with war, development, the economy or environmental concerns, bureaucrats and diplomats always must remember that the lives of real children, women and men are at stake, Pope Francis told the United Nations.

Pope at 9/11 Memorial: Violence is never impersonal, always brings tears

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Honoring both the pain and strength of the families of those who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and meditating on the pools of water that are part of the site's memorial, Pope Francis spoke about tears and quenching the world's longing for peace.