Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis prays for victims of a massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, which killed dozens and caused serious destruction.
At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in the city’s port area, caused damage across the city, and has reportedly flooded hospitals with casualties.
In his prayer intention for this month of August, Pope Francis urges prayers for seafarers and those working in the maritime world.
True compassion requires "courageous sharing," not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.
Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced.