Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.

Make persecution 'difficult for others to ignore,' cardinal says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With religious persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide, it is important for other Christians to stand in solidarity with them, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

Be men and women of life, Pope Francis says Easter Monday

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Easter Monday, Pope Francis stressed that Christ’s resurrection calls each of us to bring the message of Easter – a message of hope and life – to the world.