National / International News

National / International News

Pope Francis explains what World Youth Day has to do with Divine Mercy

VATICAN (CNA/EWTN News) -- With World Youth Day coming up next year, Pope Francis has a question for young people: “Do you realize how precious you are to God, who has given you everything out of love?”

Pope urges U.S. Catholics to keep enthusiasm, welcome newcomers

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of the visit, while continuing to welcome newcomers and care for creation.

Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them.