Pope to priests: Best place to be is among the people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Just as Jesus always sought to be with the people to serve, teach and heal them, so, too, must priests always be in the midst of God’s people, “pouring ourselves out” for them, Pope Francis said.

God’s glory is shown on the cross, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The glory of God is not manifested with fanfare and applause but displayed through the love of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, Pope Francis said.

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

PARIS (CNS) — Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral’s grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames of a fast-moving blaze that seriously damaged much of the iconic structure.

BREAKING: Fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (CNA) — The Cathedrale Notre-Dame is on fire, according to the Paris fire department. Multiple eyewitnesses shared photos and videos of the cathedral with visible plumes of smoke and flames across the cathedral’s roof.

Atlanta archbishop, former USCCB president, named new leader of Washington Archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington.

Spread mercy, build fraternity, pope urges Morocco’s Christian minority

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they “bear witness to the Gospel of mercy in this land.”

Some traditional formalities do not ring true with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has made it more than obvious that he does not like people kissing his ring.

Pope urges officials to preserve Rome’s historic, spiritual traditions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the capital of Italy and center of Catholicism, the city of Rome must work with the Catholic Church to preserve and defend its rich historical and spiritual traditions, Pope Francis said.

Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

https://youtu.be/loh57jiBPHY VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of...