VATICAN NEWS

Pope: What I don’t say in public, I say behind closed doors

VATICAN— On his return flight from Bangladesh to Rome, Pope Francis offered journalists an insight into his communication strategy, saying that when it comes to a sensitive topic, at times he prefers to hold his tongue publicly so that his message gets across, but is more open in private conversations.

Never lose your enthusiasm, Pope tells Bangladeshi youth

DHAKA, Bangladesh— Speaking to youth in Bangladesh, Pope Francis said he is always rejuvenated by young people, and encouraged them to never lose their sense of enthusiasm and adventure for life, even when things are hard.

Interfaith unity is more than tolerance – it needs trust, Pope says

VATICAN— In an encounter with interfaith leaders in Bangladesh, Pope Francis stressed the need to join together in promoting mutual respect and combating religiously-justified violence, saying this cannot be achieved through mere tolerance, but requires real knowledge and trust of the other.