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Pope canonizes Junipero Serra, says faith is alive only when shared

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Canonizing the 18th-century Spanish missionary, Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis insisted a person’s faith is alive only when it is...

Serra canonization should be call to respect cultures, Franciscan superior says

Catholic News Service ROME — The canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra honors a famous missionary who was motivated by love of God, but it also...

Pope surprises promoters of Junipero Serra by announcing his canonization

Catholic News Service Surprising even the people who have been promoting the sainthood cause of Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis announced Jan. 15 that in...

Pope says respect for religion should limit freedom of expression

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka —Commenting on recent killings by Islamist terrorists at a Paris newspaper, Pope Francis condemned...

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