How a shoeshiner-turned-journalist touched the heart of Pope Francis

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the Feb. 12 papal flight to Mexico, Pope Francis received an unprecedented gesture of affection from a Mexican journalist: a shoe shining, accompanied by a story from the journalist’s youth.Noel Díaz was born in Tijuana, and had a difficult childhood. He later emigrated to the United States, where now he is a prosperous businessman and founded the Catholic radio-television station, “El Sembrador” in … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to Mexican bishops: follow example of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 11:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with the bishops of Mexico on Saturday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, where he highlighted the intercessory power of Our Lady of Guadalupe and encouraged the country’s clergy to overcome their challenges through perseverance and unity.“I know that by looking into the eyes of the Blessed Virgin, I am able to follow the gaze of her sons and daughters who, in her, have learned to … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to Mexican bishops: follow example of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 11:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with the bishops of Mexico on Saturday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, where he highlighted the intercessory power of Our Lady of Guadalupe and encouraged the country’s clergy to overcome their challenges through perseverance and unity.“I know that by looking into the eyes of the Blessed Virgin, I am able to follow the gaze of her sons and daughters who, in her, have learned to … [Read more...]

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[LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE footage of Pope Francis' address to the Bishops of Mexico at the Cathedral in Mexico City at 12:30pm EST. … [Read more...]

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Pope to Mexican leaders: Remember your young people

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis marked his first full day in Mexico by urging the nation's leaders and diplomats to protect the future of the nation's young people.“A people with a youthful population is a people able to renew and transform itself; it is an invitation to look to the future with hope and, in turn, it challenges us in a positive way here and now,” the Pope said Saturday.  Young people make up more than half … [Read more...]

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[LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 08:45 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE footage of Pope Francis' address to "authorities, prepresentatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps" in Mexico City at 11:15am Eastern. … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis has a new book for kids

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2016 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Already in his brief, three-year pontificate Pope Francis has a track record of papal firsts, but in March he will add yet another to his list: authoring a children's book.“This book could be useful to the entire family. The questions are deep, fresh, sharp – involving desires of understanding, but also tough feelings and experiences to be faced and lived,” Fr. Antonio Spadaro SJ told CNA Feb. 9.“Ultimately I … [Read more...]

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