VATICAN NEWS

Pope Francis: the poor are our ‘passport to paradise’

VATICAN— On the first World Day for the Poor, Pope Francis said caring for the needy has a saving power, because in them we see the face of Christ, and urged Christians to overcome indifference and seek ways to actively love the poor that they meet.

Compassion is the heart of healthcare, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis on Saturday sent a message to health workers and organizations, saying compassion is the heart of what they do, and stressed the need for a more equitable distribution resources and services throughout the world.

Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not ‘chit-chat’

VATICAN— On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this is a time for silent prayer, when we prepare our hearts for an encounter with the Lord.