Advent is a time to make a renewed commitment to prayer and to caring for others.
"God will not ask us if we felt righteous indignation."
"To prepare as if today were the last day — this is good for us."
The Vatican announced Pope Francis' decision Nov. 9.
"The Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people."
The pope's recognition clears the way for their beatification.
"Please, Mass is not a show."
Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to the families of the victims and to the injured.
"Wherever Jesus is, there is mercy and happiness."
To be Christian is to be missionary, he insisted.