People throughout the audience expressed hope that the pope will inspire more people, especially policymakers, to react with compassion to the needs of immigrants.
Christian families in the Holy Land bear their daily suffering with hope, knowing that the cross is the cost of following Christ.
Pope Francis' Sept. 25 visit to ground zero was unlike any of his other stops in New York or Washington.
Dealing with war, development, the economy or environmental concerns, bureaucrats and diplomats always must remember that the lives of real children, women and men are at stake, Pope Francis told the United Nations.
Pope Francis encouraged an audience of Catholic school students and immigrants to live with joy and dare to dream.
Although short, the visit left a lifetime of memories, especially for those who got to meet the pope.
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said the visit was intended as a sign of support for the Little Sisters' lawsuit against the Obama administration's mandate.
The Son of God came into this world as a homeless person. The Son of God knew what it was to be a homeless person, what it was to start life without a roof over…
"Me gustó cómo el papa Francisco interpreta la inmigración como un regalo y cómo nosotros estamos llamados a amarnos unos a otros", dijó el obispo Daniel E. Flores de Brownsville, Texas.
Dialogue, he said, is the only way to handle the pressure and fulfill the call to serve the common good, promoting a culture of "hope and healing, of peace and justice."