The newly established "Sunday of the Word of God" is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.
As World War II raged around him in Poland, St Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal.
Celebrating Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis points the way to peace saying, one must “remain in the Lord” by loving in “little things”. Peace in the world, he says, begins with peace in the heart.
At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis calls for prayers for Australia, which is battling massive wildfires.
Pope Francis addressed the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square on Wednesday, at the start of the new year.
The world will not know peace unless there is an end to violence against women, the exploitation of their bodies and the denial of their dignity, Pope Francis said on the feast of Mary, Mother of God.