National / International News

National / International News

Church and society must learn from families, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Society and the Church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the Church and the family is "indissoluble," Pope Francis said.

Philadelphia couple joins family synod as marriage experts

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Cathy and Tony Witczak of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, were taken by surprise when they were notified Pope Francis had invited them to participate as observers at the Synod of Bishops on the family, meeting in Rome through Oct. 26.

Pope Francis could visit Mexico in first half of 2016

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis is seriously considering a trip to Mexico in 2016, the vice director of the Holy See Press Office told CNA today.