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Huge crowds greet pope at martyrs’ beatification

SEOUL, South Korea—Pope Francis beatified 124 South Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors’ willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

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Saint Pius X: Pope of the Eucharist

MAY 29, 1954, was a stormy day all over Europe. But in Rome, the sun shone brightly on a sea of humanity vibrant with faith. The occasion: the cannonication of Giuseppe Sarto, the Pope of the Eucharist, who endeavored in his lifetime “to renew all things in Christ.”

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Pope: Help protect Iraqi Christians

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis is calling for world governments to take measures to protect Christians driven from their villages in northern Iraq and provide them with humanitarian aid.

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