National / International News

National / International News

Fight corruption, work for common good, pope tells Mexican officials

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told Mexico's president and government officials that the country's future can be bright only if government and business leaders put an end to a culture of "favors" for the influential and scraps for the poor.

Mexican pilgrims hope papal visit will bring much-needed change

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With anticipation growing in the streets of Mexico City for Pope Francis' visit, a group of local pilgrims found time to thank their "mother" and prayed that it would give their country a spiritual awakening.

Vatican updates papal itinerary for Cuba, Mexico visit

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit.