Before washing prisoners' feet, pope tells them God always forgives

Pope Francis told the inmates that washing someone else's feet is a reminder of Jesus, who "teaches us this, and it is simple: You have to wash each other's feet, one serving the other, without self-interest."

Grace of priesthood is given for service, not priests' glory, pope says

With some 1,800 priests concelebrating and renewing the promises made at their ordinations, Pope Francis celebrated the chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica April 14.

Pope praises projects to recycle objects, reintegrate people into society

The pope praised projects that "build, with the 'rejected stones,' a house where you can breathe an atmosphere of social friendship and fraternity."

Pope in 'good condition' after surgery at Rome's Gemelli hospital

The morning after undergoing colon surgery, Pope Francis was in "good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously," the Vatican press office said July 5.