For the Second Consecutive Sunday, the Pope Appeared Only on the Screens in St. Peter's Square Photo: Vatican Media

Five Hours with the Pope in the Vatican and “It Wasn’t to Pull Ears”: Thus Was the Meeting with the Entire Spanish Episcopate

The long conversation with Pope Francis, which lasted over two hours, focused on the Seminaries. Topics addressed, among others, were formation in the Seminaries, the pastoral experience of seminarians, and the importance of the different dimensions of formation: pastoral, spiritual, theological, human, etc.

Pope Francis to all Catholics: pray for people with disabilities in December

In The Pope Video for December, Pope Francis asks for prayers for people with disabilities so that they “may be at the center of attention in society.” “It means changing our mentality a little and opening ourselves to the abilities and talents of these people who are differently abled,” the Holy Father reflects. In addition, Pope Francis calls on institutions to promote “inclusion programs that enhance” the active participation of persons with disabilities.