[WATCH LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Pope Francis celebrates his final Mass in Mexico

Juarez, Mexico, Feb 17, 2016 / 03:45 pm (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of the final Mass of Pope Francis in Mexico from the Ciudad Juárez fairgrounds at 6:00 pm EST.

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 17, 2016 / 06:11 am (CNA).- When Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a cloistered monastery Sunday morning, he received a gift from the nuns who live there: a large bouquet of white roses. But was there more to this gesture than meets the eye? A year ago when Pope Francis travelled to the Philippines, he revealed that before each trip or when he has a concern, he asks for a rose from Saint Therese... Read more

Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2016 / 12:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation to help those infected and prevent more infections, one congressman said last week. “Experts cite possible links with the Zika infection of pregnant mothers and disorders affecting their unborn children, although they – including our witnesses today – are quick to point out that no definitive proof of such a... Read more

10 things you may have missed from the Pope’s visit to Chiapas

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 06:50 pm (CNA).- On Feb. 15, Pope Francis visited Chiapas State in southeast Mexico. Spending the day in San Cristóbal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, he showed his affection for the native communities and for the weakest among them. Here are some great moments you might have missed: 1. A crown and necklace of flowers for the Pope A group of indigenous people welcomed Pope Francis at the airport in Tuxla. They... Read more

What Pope Francis told a stunningly large crowd of Mexican youth

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his visit to Morelia – one of Mexico's most violent cities – Pope Francis had a strong message for the country's youth: rather than allowing themselves to be used and trampled on, he told them to recognize their value and to place their hope in Jesus. One of Mexico's greatest treasures “is that it has a youthful face: its young people…you are the wealth of this land,” the Pope... Read more

[WATCH LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with young people

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis' meeting with young people in the “José María Morelos y Pavón” stadium in Morelia, Mexico at 5:30pm EST.

Resignation is from the devil, Pope warns Mexican priests, religious

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the face of corruption, violence, and atrocities against the human person, resignation becomes the “devil's favorite weapon,” Pope Francis told priests, religious, and seminarians on the fourth day of his journey to Mexico.   “What temptation can come to us from places often dominated by violence, corruption, drug trafficking, disregard for human dignity, and indifference in the face of suffering and vulnerability?” the Pope asked. Centering his homily... Read more

There’s no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O’Malley says

Rome, Italy, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that reporting abuse is not just a civil responsibility, but a moral one. “The crimes and sins of the sexual abuse of children must not be kept secret for any longer. I pledge the zealous vigilance of the Church to protect children and the promise... Read more

[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians at “Venustiano Carranza” Stadium in Morelia, Mexico at 11:00am EST.

Those letters between John Paul II and a woman? Not so secret, actually.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts and friends of Pope St. John Paul II responded quickly to a BBC promotion of a documentary about his friendship with Polish-born female philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka – questioning some of the portrayals of their friendship and outright dismissing others. “John Paul II's friendship with her was neither secret nor extraordinary,” Poland's national library, which hosts Tymieniecka's letters from the Pope, said Feb. 15. “The statements made in the media... Read more