Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.
Questions about Vatican finances, especially those involving a real estate deal in London, are serious, but they also are a sign that reforms begun by Pope Benedict XVI are working, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Monday afternoon at the Tokyo Dome stadium. In his homily, the Pope said we need to get our priorities right, in line with the life of Jesus.
Saying it is “perverse” to think the threat of nuclear weapons makes the world safer, Pope Francis urged a renewed commitment to disarmament and to the international treaties designed to limit or eliminate nuclear weapons.