The Francis Chronicles report on the ministry of the world's parish priest. Find out what Pope Francis says in his daily homilies, his weekly general audiences and other activities. Get to know the pastoral side of Francis.
Pope Francis praised Catholic lay movements and associations for living out the Gospel in their everyday lives and for promoting education, social support and evangelization in the world's peripheries.
"Little Amal," an 11-foot puppet who is on a 5,000-mile pilgrimage from the Syrian border through eight countries to the United Kingdom, got to offer Pope Francis her enormous hand, which he welcomed by grasping one finger.