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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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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Twitter is preparing for the Pope’s visit to Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 13, 2016 / 02:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The social network Twitter is prepared for Pope Francis’ historic trip to Mexico, with special emojis emblematic of each city the pontiff will visit.   During his Feb. 12-17 trip to the country, Pope Francis will visit Mexico City, Ecatepec, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de las Casas, Morelia and Ciudad Juarez. Some 87 percent of the Mexico’s 110 million inhabitants are Catholic.   The official Twitter blog … [Read more...]

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How millions of keys in Mexico are being used to honor Pope Francis

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 12, 2016 / 06:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A well-known Mexican artist is collecting millions of keys for an unusual reason.He will use the keys to create a 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Pope Francis.The statue’s design shows Francis holding in his left hand a white dove as it takes flight.Pedro Francisco Rodriguez, a famous sculptor in the Juarez area, is in charge of the project. To collect the bronze keys, project volunteers have placed containers in different … [Read more...]

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How millions of keys in Mexico are being used to honor Pope Francis

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 12, 2016 / 06:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A well-known Mexican artist is collecting millions of keys for an unusual reason.He will use the keys to create a 16-foot-tall bronze statue of Pope Francis.The statue’s design shows Francis holding in his left hand a white dove as it takes flight.Pedro Francisco Rodriguez, a famous sculptor in the Juarez area, is in charge of the project. To collect the bronze keys, project volunteers have placed containers in different … [Read more...]

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‘We are brothers’ – Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill hold historic meeting

Havana, Cuba, Feb 12, 2016 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian brotherhood and unity were the focus of Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill when they met on Friday afternoon in Havana.“We spoke as brothers,” Pope Francis said. “We have the same baptism. We are bishops. We spoke of our Churches.”“We agreed that unity is created by journeying together,” he told a gathering of Catholic and Orthodox clergy and reporters after his meeting with … [Read more...]

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Full text of joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Havana, Cuba, Feb 12, 2016 / 02:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a historic first, Pope Francis on Friday met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. The Feb. 12 meeting took place in Havana, Cuba, a stop added at the start of the Holy Father's Feb. 12-18 trip to Mexico. In addition to meeting privately, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill signed a joint declaration. The full text of the declaration is below:Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All … [Read more...]

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