International

Pope Francis will help launch worldwide 'wave of prayer' against hunger

VATICAN CITYBy Carol GlatzPope Francis will help launch a global campaign of prayer and action against world hunger. Organized by Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based federation of Catholic charities, the global "wave of prayer" will begin at noon Dec. 10 on the South Pacific island of Samoa and head west across…

Confession renews grace of baptism

VATICAN CITYBy Cindy Wooden With baptism, Christians are cleansed of sin, but the sacrament doesn't wash away human weakness nor the obligation to ask forgiveness when they make mistakes, Pope Francis said.