Pope Francis has ended his first full day in Ecuador with a visit to the cathedral in the capital Quito, where thousands of people braved a deluge of rain to hear him speak.
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RAW: Pope Francis conducts large public mass in Ecuador
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – Pope Francis received a hero’s welcome in Ecuador’s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened. 1,040 more words
Dear brothers and sisters,
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Today I would like to speak to you about Joan of Arc, a young saint from the end of the Middle Ages, who died at age 19, in 1431.