Pope Francis' address to the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 25 will mark the fifth papal speech delivered directly to representatives of the world's governments.
Pope Francis has instructed Vatican staff to lift the locks on places and spaces long closed to the general public — most recently, the papal summer home in Castel Gandolfo.
"Por favor, despójanos de esta corrupción y de los líderes que nos han llevado por los caminos equivocados", oró padre Hugo Estrada.
Asked what he might ask Pope Francis were he to be a guest on his new show, Stephen Colbert replied, “I would ask him about how love leads him to joy, or does love lead…
Colleges throughout the country are busy preparing for the pope's visit, but none more than in the three cities where the pope is visiting.
"Churches, parishes, institutions with closed doors must not call themselves a church; they must call themselves museums," said Pope Francis.
"The Gospel calls us, asks us to be near the least and the abandoned. To give them concrete hope, not just say 'Hang in there, have patience!'" Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis said the changes in the annulment process were motivated by “concern for the salvation of souls.
Pope Francis created a spectacle when he headed to Rome’s posh shopping district to make a surprise visit to his optician.
"These people aren't just migrating to Europe in search of a better life for their children: They're fleeing to protect them and save their lives, and this is something everyone can relate to," said Kim…