[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. … [Read more...]

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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 of Lisieux. He has a special devotion for the saint.“When I … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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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 PopeA group of indigenous people welcomed Pope Francis at the airport in Tuxla. They gave him three gifts of great … [Read more...]

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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 told them Feb. … [Read more...]

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[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. … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

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