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Pope prays for Chinese Catholics, talks about loving one's enemies
In the face of difficulty, it's natural to hope just to get by, but being Christian means patiently enduring trials and overcoming oppression with love, Pope Francis said at a Mass that included special prayers for China.
New leader of Friars Minor says pope has energized Franciscans
Pope Francis "has energized us, but he also has challenged us just by who he is," said U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, who was elected May 22.
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.
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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