Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, taking by surprise people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican Church hierarchy.

Christians must make history, never be prophets of doom, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must put their mark on history, transforming the world every day driven by the joy of proclaiming God's love, Pope Francis said.

Pretending to be a saint sickens, corrupts the soul, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The root of all evil lies in greed, pride and vanity, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.