National / International News

National / International News

Pope honors St. John Paul's historic visit to Paraguay

ASUNCION, Paraguay (CNS) -- Arriving in Paraguay July 10, Pope Francis paid tribute to the historic visit to the country made in 1988 by St. John Paul II, a visit many people saw as contributing to the end of one of the world's longest military dictatorships.

Educate young to care for others, for the earth, pope tells teachers

QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) -- Education is a right and a privilege that should impart not only knowledge and skills, but also a sense of responsibility for others and for the earth, Pope Francis told representatives of Ecuadorean schools and universities.

In democracy, all groups must have voice, pope tells Ecuadorean leaders

QUITO, Ecuador (CNS) -- Saying that having received the keys to the city made him "at home" here, Pope Francis called for inclusiveness, dialogue, and mutual respect in civic life in Ecuador and the rest of Latin America.