Pope Francis makes surprise visit to the poor outside St Peter's Square

Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis on Thursday made an unannounced visit to a small makeshift medical center in front of St. Peter's Square where poor and homeless people are receiving free treatment ahead of this weekend's World Day for the Poor.

Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

Signs of the Spirit: App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an app to fix that.