Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

By Catholic News Service | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

Pope meets generals after brief welcome by children in Myanmar

By Catholic News Service | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit.

‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

By Catholic News Service | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain heaven, Pope Francis said.

Pope sends condolences after quake kills hundreds in Iran, Iraq

By Catholic News Service | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent messages of condolence to people in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake killed more than 400 people, mostly in Iran.

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

By Catholic News Service | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Matthew Fowler VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ @Pontifex Twitter accounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before the fifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative.

Pope pledges church commitment to fight child abuse online, offline

By Catholic News Service | October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Acknowledging how often the Catholic Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis pledged “to work strenuously and with foresight for the protection of minors and their dignity,” including online.