Pope John XXIII, who died 50 years ago Monday, was a pastor and a father to the world, Pope Francis told pilgrims.
Catholics on the front lines of social justice are delighted that Pope Francis spends so much energy talking about and visiting the poor.
"We haven't rendered a good service to the Holy Father with the reputation we have," Von Freyberg told Vatican Radio in an English-language interview aired Friday.
As the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi prepare for a new beginning, the groups are asking members to participate in a novena of atonement and healing.
The worldwide adoration would "witness to the profound piety found in the church for the Eucharist," a Vatican official said.
The gift was part of a trip by the president to express his gratitude for the "unblocking" of the archbishop's canonization process.
At his daily homily Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholics should work with all who do good, including atheists. He also said it is "blasphemy" to think you can kill in the name of God.
A prayer performed by Pope Francis on a man in a wheelchair was not an exorcism, that Vatican has said.
What does it mean for a pope today if he bravely takes the name of Francis? The concerns of the 13th-century saint must be taken seriously.
Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta has a briefcase he uses to carry documentation that would revise an entire section of the church's basic law.