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Thousands of people are trapped in the ocean right now—here is Pope Francis’ response ​

May 25, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis has strongly called on the international community to help the scores of migrants who are currently trapped after attempting to cross the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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​Respect creation—this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis says

May 24, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis used Sunday's feast of Pentecost -- the descent of the Holy Spirit -- as an occasion to remind Christians of their duty to care for and respect the earth.

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​Oscar Romero, a ‘father of the poor,’ beatified in El Salvador

May 23, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified in El Salvador this morning, with Pope Francis declaring from the Vatican that the martyr's feast will be celebrated on March 24 each year – the day “in which he was born into heaven.”

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​Pope: Oscar Romero was a martyr who fought violence with love

May 23, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency



On the day of Oscar Romero’s beatification in San Salvador, Pope Francis sent a letter to the current archbishop, praising the martyr for his courageous service to the poor amid widespread national violence.

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