Pope Francis warned against moves to diminish the importance of the family, peppering his talk with anecdotes and off-the-cuff remarks that kept a packed soccer stadium cheering and applauding.
NCR Today: J. Malcolm Garcia, GSR and NCR contributor, spoke to people on the ground about their reactions to day four of the papal visit to Mexico.
The pope continued his series of strong statements during his Mexico trip, saying the country's native peoples had been "misunderstood and excluded" from society.
Mexico City -- Pope Francis ended Sunday visiting children in hospital -- many of them gravely ill, some of them waiting for transplant surgery.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass Feb. 13 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which houses the cloak displaying the famous Guadalupe image of Mary.
Pope Francis gave Mexico's prelates a blunt outline of their roles and obligations as bishops,
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Roman Catholic Pope Francis have issued a joint statement, saying that the world needs their combined testimony to the way of the Gospel.
A Kenyan bishop said Lent is a time to celebrate and experience God's mercy, then donated clothing and food to more than 4,000 households on behalf of the bishops' conference.
A prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey claimed 52 lives, the day before Pope Francis was to arrive in Mexico City for a six-day trip.
NCR Today: An alliance of twelve Catholic reform groups called upon the Swiss bishops' conference to reaffirm the Swiss church's commitment to the Second Vatican Council.