Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a gesture of service toward  marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.


Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus does not ask that people only contemplate his image, but that they also recognize and love Him concretely in all people who suffer like He did, Pope Francis said.


Pope Francis condemns deadly attacks in Syria, Russia

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his horror at a chemical weapon attack in the province of Idlib in Syria on Tuesday, also expressing his sorrow for the victims of an attack April 3 in St. Petersburg, Russia.