The gift was part of a trip by the president to express his gratitude for the "unblocking" of the archbishop's canonization process.
If people don't open their hearts to the Holy Spirit, then "being Christian will be superficial," the pope said Wednesday.
Pope Francis told leaders of global orders of Catholic sisters that the lives of consecrated persons are a "light in the world."
Rome dispatch: Pope Francis' first Sunday as pontiff stressed both mercy and a knack for personally engaging with an audience.
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The Roman Catholic church has its first Latin American pope: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, now to be known as Pope Francis.
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.
For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Bernini, who went on to create some of their masterpieces within the very walls of the Vatican.
Yet over time, the marriage between art and faith grew stale — the Vatican’s culture minister even called it a “divorce” — with the Roman Catholic Church finding itself estranged from the art world it did so much to create.
A prayer performed by Pope Francis on a man in a wheelchair was not an exorcism, that Vatican has said.
Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta has a briefcase he uses to carry documentation that would revise an entire section of the church's basic law.