Pope Names Five Cardinals In Surprise Announcement

Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. With the exception of Spain, the other four countries have never been home to a cardinal before.

Pope Says Terror Attack on Concertgoers Was Barbaric

Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.

Pope, President Trump Speak of Hopes for Peace

Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, “I won’t forget what you said.

UN Panel Discusses Fatima

The message of peace Mary gave to three shepherd children 100 years ago at Fatima, Portugal, is still timely in 2017 and is an ongoing reminder that flashes of the divine are revealed in unexpected places, according to speakers at a U.N. panel.

Pope Has Doubts About ‘Visions’ at Medjugorje

While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje in must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

At Fatima Shrine, Pope Canonizes Two Visionaries

Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.