National / International News

National / International News

Pope, Orthodox leaders listen to cries of refugees, urge help

MYTILENE, Greece (CNS) — Although their speeches were punctuated with policy appeals, Pope Francis and Orthodox leaders focused their visit to the island of Lesbos on the faces, stories, and drawings of refugees.

Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

MYTILENE, Greece (CNS) — Pope Francis' five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

How Pope Francis thinks we can strengthen marriage prep

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the pontiff has repeatedly spoken on, calling for additional focus at the diocesan and parish levels.