National / International News

National / International News

Pope Francis: I want to help bring peace to Mexico

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis will arrive in Mexico Friday. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden country that while there, he hopes to be a messenger of peace, which must be fought for daily.

Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A jubilee year that does not open people's wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said.

Lent is a time of pruning and reconciliation, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — In his Ash Wednesday homily, Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to let go of selfish and indifferent attitudes, returning to God with the help of prayer, penance, and acts of charity.