Announcing the new cardinals, Pope Francis said they illustrate "the missionary vocation of the church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth."
In annual message to ‘Rimini Meeting,’ Francis reminds, “looking at Jesus purifies our sight and prepares us to look at everything with new eyes."
Archbishop Sheen is perhaps best remembered for his popular television show, "Life Is Worth Living."
"When the priest says to us, 'The body of Christ,' we say, 'Amen.' But let it be an 'Amen' that comes from the heart, with conviction."
The decision to allow organized pilgrimages, banned by the local bishops' in 1991, recognizes the need to provide spiritual accompaniment and care to the tens of thousands of Catholics who travel to Medjugorje each year.
"This is the one, non-negotiable certitude we have in life: His love does not change."
Read Pope Francis' closing remarks from the historic summit.
"Through the intercession of the virgin Mary, may the Lord grant us to be artisans of peace -- and this begins at home, in the family -- every day of the new year."
"Do we content ourselves with a few commandments or do we follow Jesus as lovers, really prepared to leave behind something for him?"