Pope Francis

Pope at WMOF Mass: ‘God bless and preserve all the families of the world’

The 10th World Meeting of Families will conclude in Rome with the celebration of Holy Mass presided over by Cardinal Kevin Farrell in the presence of Pope Francis. During the homily, the Pope notes that “the family is the first place where we learn to love”. By Linda Bordoni In a world poisoned by the …

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Pope greets families, denounces ‘waste culture’ after Roe

ROME (AP) – Pope Francis celebrated families on Saturday and urged them to shun “selfish” decisions indifferent to life as he closed a major Vatican meeting a day after the US Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion† Francis did not refer to the pronounciation or explicitly mention abortion in his sermon. But he used …

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Pope Francis’ health, canceled trip fuel pension rumors

Pope Francis’ recent health problems, worsening mobility problems and canceled events have fueled rumors that the head of the Catholic Church is about to follow his predecessor into early retirement. Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected Pope in March 2013, after Pope Benedict XVI resigns at age 85becoming the first pope to do so …

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