Messages coincide with United Nations days of awareness.
'To have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with."
It worries me that they communicate and live in a virtual world.
Christians should ask themselves if they have hearts open to being surprised by God; if they feel a need to rush to share with others the good news.
Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women -- among them a pope, an archbishop, two young laywomen and a number of priests and nuns.
Honoring Mary on the day after Pentecost also highlights for Catholics that Mary was present with the disciples, praying with them as the Holy Spirit descended.
'Never forget the "medicine of caresses...A caress, a smile, is full of meaning for one who is sick.'
Christians need to look for any signs that their love for God and others has started to dim or grow cold, the pope said.
Pope Francis said the Italian and English translations of the "Our Father" can give believers the wrong impression that God leads people into temptation.