The beatification of Padre Francisco, better known as Father Stanley Rother, is a gift to the universal Church and especially to the Churches of Guatemala and the United States.
A senior Philippine priest taken hostage by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern city of Marawi has been freed after almost four months of captivity.
As search and rescue operations continued in central Mexico, where more than 200 people died after a strong earthquake Sept. 19, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims.
The Salesian priest from India was kidnapped March 4, 2016, from a home for the aged and disabled run by the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen. On that day, four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others were murdered in the attack by uniformed gunmen.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster described the attempted bombing of a rush hour Tube train in London Sept. 15 as “yet another cowardly attack.” He is praying for the 22 people being treated for injuries.
A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions.
Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrates Mass in the Capelinha in Fatima, Portugal, for hundreds of English-speaking pilgrims.
Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them and travel a bit of the road with them.
Pope Francis renewed his plea for Venezuela while in nearby Colombia, asking for a peaceful solution for the “grave crisis” the country is experiencing.