Many people are hoping Pope Francis will preside over the canonization ceremony during his visit to Fatima May 12-13.
"The people in South Sudan are so tired, they are bone-weary of fighting and there is a hunger for peace."
"Hear confession every time someone asks you."
In a statement read in churches throughout Rwanda Nov. 20, the country's bishops apologized for "all the wrongs the church committed" during the genocide.
This path, he said "is not a flight from marriage but rather a conscious choice of celibacy for the sake of the kingdom of heaven."
The previous papal visit there was 31 years ago in 1986.
"Faith is a gift. It will give itself."
"Do I listen to the voice of others, perhaps weak, or do I only listen to my voice?"
Jesus deflects "the poisonous arrows of the devil" not with his own words but "only with the Word of God."
Lent is a time to receive God's breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.