|Pope Francis celebrates 87th birthday with children who receive aid from Vatican clinic
|Pope Francis met with children and families who are assisted by the Vatican’s Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary on Sunday morning, his 87th birthday.
|Pope Francis turns 87: one of the oldest popes in Church history
|As the 266th successor of St. Peter to the papacy, Francis will be the oldest bishop of Rome since Pope Leo XIII, the oldest pope in history.
|Pope Francis condemns reported Israeli sniper attack on Gaza Catholic church
|The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem reported that two women were shot by the IDF on Dec. 16.
|Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus: ‘Only in God do we find the light of life’
|Pope Francis reflected on St. John the Baptist, who teaches us that “only in God do we find the light of life,” during his Angelus address Dec. 17.
|Catholicism and martyrdom in Japan: Church marks 400 years since Edo massacre
|The small but devout Catholic community in Japan is built upon the witness of untold numbers of martyrs.