During his return journey from Strasbourg, where he addressed both the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, Pope Francis answered questions posed by the journalists who accompanied him on the flight.
In a statement that sounded much like his two predecessors, Pope Francis gave a firm and pointed address to the European Parliament yesterday, asking them to recover their religious moorings and respect for the dignity of the person, including the right to profess one’s faith.
The Vatican announced this morning that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families to take place in Philadelphia next year.
During his homily yesterday at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about how all of us are called to fight in the great war between God and Satan, but He has given this task primarily to our angels who job it is to fight and win!
During his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta today, Pope Francis warned that vanity isn’t just a temptation for pagans and that even Christians risk becoming like beautifully colored soap bubbles that last only a moment before they pop and disappear.
Pope Francis says he is “deeply pained” by the tragic loss of three relatives who were killed in a fiery car crash in Cordoba, Argentina.
Pope Francis’ five-day foray into South Korea included a Mass attended by nearly 800,000, saw the baptism of a father of a victim of the Seoul ferry disaster, and gave a powerful silent message to the world about the horrors of abortion.