Tuesday, July 30, 2013048If Blessed John Paul II had an actor's mastery of the dramatic gesture and Pope Benedict XVI engaged the faithful most effectively through his learned and lucid writing, Pope Francis showed the world on his first international trip that his forte as a communicator is the simple, seemingly artless action that resonates powerfully in...
Sunday, July 28, 2013077Pope Francis told young people God might have been trying to communicate something in forcing the World Youth Day vigil's change of venue from a huge field to a long narrow stretch of sand and sea.
Saturday, July 27, 2013094With his cross and resurrection, Christ promises to walk with and ease the burden of every suffering person, whether that suffering comes from violence, addiction, a broken family, hunger, persecution or the death of a loved one, Pope Francis said.
Friday, July 26, 2013058Even at its stormiest, the Sea of Galilee doesn't have waves like those pounding Copacabana beach, but Pope Francis asked young Catholics to imagine they were with Jesus on the seashore and he was asking them to follow him and share his love with others.
Thursday, July 25, 2013066Pope Francis addressed a group of recovering drug addicts in a working-class neighborhood of Rio, offering them a message of compassion and hope as well as a call to self-determination.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013069The mosaic of hundreds of national flags waving in the cold wind on Copacabana beach was symbolic, as pilgrims from all backgrounds, driven by a single faith, participated in the opening Mass for World Youth Day.
Friday, July 19, 2013051Sixty-five young adults from the Diocese of Dallas will be making their way to Rio de Janeiro this summer for World Youth Day, set for July 23-28. Some left early for a brief visit to Pope Francis’ home country.