Previewing the Pope at the United Nations: a call to abandon no one

New York City, N.Y., Sep 22, 2015 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his much anticipated speech at the United Nations headquarters to be delivered Friday, Pope Francis will likely call on the countries of the world not to abandon those who are, in any sense, in the peripheries. A source familiar with the United Nations has told CNA the Pope intends to speak on behalf of the marginalized, but also the elderly and – indirectly – the children at risk of being aborted. The Sept. 25 … [Read more...]

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Pope blesses unborn children around the world while meeting with Cuban families

Santiago de Cuba, Sep 22, 2015 / 09:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with families on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago de Cuba, thanking those gathered for their warm witness and inclusive nature, reflecting that it is at home, in the family, that Christ shows the love of God. Going off script from his prepared remarks Sept. 22, the Pope recalled that at the General Audiences held each Wednesday in St. Peter's Square, “I pass by so many people, so … [Read more...]

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Pope asks Cubans to imitate Mary’s ‘revolution of tenderness’

Santiago de Cuba, Sep 22, 2015 / 07:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass on Tuesday Pope Francis praised the rich devotion to Our Lady of Charity seeded in the hearts of Cubans, and told them to be like her in making haste to meet the needs of others in tenderness and charity. “Generation after generation, day after day, we are asked to renew our faith. We are asked to live the revolution of tenderness as Mary, our Mother of Charity, did,” the Pope said Sept. 22. “Our … [Read more...]

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Nine things you missed from Pope Francis’ time in Havana

Havana, Cuba, Sep 21, 2015 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an intense Sunday, Pope Francis on Sept. 20 said a Mass attended by 200,000 people in Havana's Revolution Square, visited Fidel Castro, improvised two speeches, and was welcomed with affection by the Cuban people. Here are some details you might have missed while he was in “the Rome of the Caribbean.” First Communion Five children from parishes in Havana received First Communion from Pope Francis at the Mass in … [Read more...]

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Nine things you missed from Pope Francis’ time in Havana

Havana, Cuba, Sep 21, 2015 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an intense Sunday, Pope Francis on Sept. 20 said a Mass attended by 200,000 people in Havana's Revolution Square, visited Fidel Castro, improvised two speeches, and was welcomed with affection by the Cuban people. Here are some details you might have missed while he was in “the Rome of the Caribbean.” First Communion Five children from parishes in Havana received First Communion from Pope Francis at the Mass in … [Read more...]

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Move over Donald Trump – Pope Francis’ approval ratings are much higher

Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2015 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis can look forward to a warm welcome in the United States this week, from both Catholic and non-Catholic Americans.   A new Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 Americans has the Holy Father’s total approval rating at 60 percent, half of which viewed him “Very Favorably.” The news comes just one day before his scheduled arrival in Washington, D.C. The rating is even higher among American Catholics, who gave him a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis prays for new Assyrian Christian leader amid Middle East tragedy

Erbil, Iraq, Sep 21, 2015 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the sufferings of Christians in the Middle East, Pope Francis on Monday sent his prayers to the new head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Catholicos-elect Gewargis III.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, … [Read more...]

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