"Today's like the best day ever," said fourth-grader Farida Mintoumba upon the news that she's been chosen to meet the pope.
"Bowing one's head or 'blowing a kiss' when one passes a church or a crucifix or an image of Mary are small signs of that love," said Pope Francis. "They are prayers".
Más de 68,000 mujeres y niños de América Central fueron capturados mientras cruzaban la frontera de Estados Unidos en México el verano pasado.
Vatican officials are adopting a reservation system for pilgrims who want to cross the threshold of the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica during the Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis will need a popemobile in Washington, New York and Philadelphia, and besides, "there is always a reserve" in case of malfunction.
"All children in Israel should have their rights from the government," said Franciscan Father Abdel Masih Fahim, president of the committee of Catholic schools.
Much has improved between the government and the Catholic Church since the early days of the revolution.
El papa Francisco llegará a Estados Unidos en septiembre durante la clausura de lo que podría llamarse el "verano de la inmigración".
While pig wrestling may be history, it remains entrenched in the hearts of many.
Like the man himself, his images have become both a source of inspiration and of controversy.