A sense of hopelessness has engulfed even the young, including university students who can no longer study and engaged couples who hoped to marry but have effectively found themselves homeless.
Pope Francis told the mayors that they were important because they were at the "grass roots" and could make concrete changes and put pressure on leaders above them.
"I feel united with the (earthquake) victims. It is much more than a job," Sobha Laksmi Maharjan told Catholic News Service.
"We're not going to resolve the Palestine-Israel conflict. But we can remain at the side of the Palestinian people, struggling with them to meet their physical, economic, emotional and spiritual needs," said Father Jorge Hernandez,…
"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.
"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…
Pope Francis visited one of Latin America's most notorious prisons, calling himself "a man who was and is saved from his many sins."
More than 500 people at a July 7 vespers service at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine greeted a first-class relic of the saint that is the patron of the city, the cathedral basilica and…
Pope Francis plans to visit the Palmasola prison July 10, showing his concern for an oft-abandoned, neglected and stigmatized segment of society.