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Pope Francis to visit birthplace of his namesake on saint's feast day
Pope Francis will visit the birthplace of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, on the saint's feast day, Oct. 4. The Vatican confirmed the trip May 23.
Be salt of the earth, not 'museum Christians,' pope says at Mass
Christians are called to be the salt of the earth, and if they don't share the flavor of their faith, hope and love with others, they are simply "museum Christians," Pope Francis said during his early morning Mass May 23.
Selfishness is a downer; proclaiming Christ brings joy, pope says
Selfishness only brings sadness and bitterness, while stepping outside of oneself to evangelize is the ultimate "pick me up" and source of joy, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.
Bishops: South Africa's plan to charge tolls for existing roads immoral
Charging motorists to use existing roads is immoral, and the new toll-road system in South Africa should be suspended immediately, said the justice and peace department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference.
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