Today marks one month since Pope Francis addressed native Argentines — including local Catholics — while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Youth Day festivities. The Catholic Sun recently caught up with a sibling duo who, through family connections, counted themselves among the 4,000 admitted to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian.
Teenagers and young adults throughout the Diocese of Phoenix echoed Pope Francis upon returning from World Youth Day celebrations held July 23-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — and their joy is greater than their exhaustion.
RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) -- If Blessed John Paul II had an actor's mastery of the dramatic gesture and Pope Benedict XVI engaged the faithful most effectively through his learned and lucid writing, Pope Francis showed the world on his first international trip that his forte as a communicator is the simple, seemingly artless action that resonates powerfully in context.
ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he was responding to the clear wishes of the College of Cardinals when he set up commissions to study the Vatican bank, Vatican financial and administrative procedures and the reform of the Roman Curia.