Families are weakened and destroyed by war, "the mother of all forms of poverty," as well as by economies and policies that worship money and power, Pope Francis said.
Abortion, abandoning migrants at sea, unsafe working conditions, malnutrition, terrorism and euthanasia are all "attacks on life," said Pope Francis.
Overall, 54 percent of young couples in the 25- to 45-year-old age range said they were Latino or Hispanic. That compares with the overall adult Latino/Hispanic Catholic population of 32 percent.
“Los mexicanos deberían hacerle un monumento a ‘El Chapo’ porque, de un solo trazo, demostró el tamaño de nuestra corrupción”, dijo a reporteros el obispo Raúl Vera López de Saltillo.
"Our communion with God always brings forth fruit, always gives life," Pope Francis said in his homily.
Pope Francis returned to his roots July 12 when he visited Banado Norte, a poor neighborhood near the Paraguay River where residents battle seasonal flooding and face possible eviction.
Vatican magistrates have decided to postpone the proceedings of a criminal trial against a former Vatican nuncio due to the defendant's ill health.
The Confederate flag will no longer fly on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, and people of faith pray the decision brings an era of racial healing to the state.
"Time, my brothers and sisters, seems to be running out; we are not yet tearing one another apart, but we are tearing apart our common home," the earth, said Pope Francis to an international gathering…
"Cuando Jesús se hace parte de nuestra vida, ya no podemos permanecer prisioneros de nuestro pasado", dijo el papa Francisco.