What people in Syria and Iraq want more than anything else -- beyond the needed humanitarian aid -- is peace.
The pope had prepared a normal audience talk, but given the devastation in central Italy, he decided to lead the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.
Just a few months after becoming pope, St. John Paul handpicked Cardinal Macharski to succeed him as archbishop of Krakow.
Pope Francis said Christians are called to watch their tongues. And their texting fingers.
World Youth Day participants celebrated Mass together and learned more about WYD them "Blessed are the merciful."
We are particularly stricken because this horrible violence occurred in a church -- a sacred place in which the love of God is proclaimed -- with the barbaric killing of a priest
"The Orthodox Church is one, but reveals itself in the world through its individual local vines, which are unbreakably and indivisibly attached to one -- to one church, to one body,"
Religious freedom is "not just for us, it's for everybody. It's a universal human right."
The April 16 magnitude-7.8 earthquake claimed the lives of nearly 600 people and left thousands homeless.