PANAMA CITY, Panama – Serving God and his mission is not a passing thing, but can and should be pursued in the present, with one’s entire life, Pope Francis said Sunday at the closing Mass for World Youth Day in Panama City.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis warned Thursday against the increasing narcissism and “spirals of hatred” found on today’s social media networks, encouraging people to cultivate community through their internet interactions instead.
VATICAN CITY – The Synod of Bishops released Thursday an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session on young people, faith and vocational discernment. The document encourages young people to seek an authentic encounter with God, instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignations of Vatican press office director Greg Burke and vice director Paloma Garcia Ovejero, who had served at the head of the Holy See’s press office as the pope’s spokespersons since August 2016.
VATICAN CITY – Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises — including that God came into the world as a tiny baby.