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Pope Francis prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. "I would like...

Pope Francis consoles women rescued from sex traffickers

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope...

‘We are proud of Mother Teresa,’ Albanians say of future saint

Catholic News Service TIRANA, Albania (CNS) -- Blessed Teresa of Kolkata is everywhere in Albania. The international airport outside the capital, Tirana, is named for...

Survivors of Albania’s dictatorship move pope to tears

Catholic News Service TIRANA, Albania — Two survivors of Albania's communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a...

Don’t use God as ‘armor’ for waging violence, pope says in...

Catholic News Service TIRANA, Albania — In a world “where an authentic religious spirit is being perverted and where religious differences are being distorted and...

Pope Francis’ Sunday in Albania expected to bring hope, healing

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ choice of Albania as the destination of his first international trip in Europe reflects his trademark...

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