Tuesday, May 21, 2013039As the death toll rose from the massive tornado that struck near Oklahoma City May 20, Pope Francis offered a special prayer for the victims during his early morning Mass May 21 and later offered his condolences through his Twitter account.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013064The Holy Spirit is the living water that "quenches the thirst in our lives because he tells us that we are loved by God as his children, that we can love God as his children and with his grace we can live as children of God, like Jesus," Pope Francis said May 8 at his weekly general audience.
Thursday, May 2, 2013070For the first time in history, the Vatican is home to a pope and a retired pope. Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI, to the Vatican May 2 outside the convent remodeled for the 86-year-old retired pontiff and five aides. Pope Francis and Pope Benedict entered the convent's chapel together "for a brief moment...
Monday, April 29, 20130198Administering the sacrament of confirmation to 44 people, including two teenagers from the United States and two from Ireland, Pope Francis encouraged them to "swim against the tide; it's good for the heart."
Friday, April 26, 20130133 The Christian life is about allowing Jesus and the Holy Spirit to prepare each person to truly see and enjoy the beauty of eternal life, Pope Francis said in a morning Mass homily.
Friday, April 19, 20130136Emergency personnel were carefully combing through blocks of wreckage in this town of 2,900 a day after a chemical fertilizer factory caught fire and exploded with the force of a small earthquake April 17, injuring perhaps hundreds and killing others.
Thursday, April 18, 2013056In a short message sent from his @Pontifex Twitter account, Pope Francis told the more than 2.3 million followers on his English account to "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families."