Pope Francis began the fourth day of his South American trip in northern Chile exhorting the faithful to be more tolerant of immigrants before flying on to Peru for the second leg of his journey, where his pastoral focus is expected to be on the environment and the rights of the indigenous.
Pope Francis brought a message of peace and reconciliation Wednesday to a picturesque area of central Chile that has experienced a rash of violence attributed to indigenous Mapuche activists struggling to reclaim ancestral lands.
Pope Francis opened the first full day of his visit to Chile and Peru with a somber apology for clerical sexual abuse, confronting a scandal that has roiled the Roman Catholic Church here and elsewhere.
Pope Francis arrived here in the Chilean capital Monday evening to start a weeklong swing through Chile and Peru in which he is expected to highlight the plight of indigenous peoples, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the precarious status of immigrants and the poor.
The Nourishing Place in Gulfport gives to the community through programs in the schools, volunteer work and assistance for the needy, but the Rev. Jane Stanley said God gives back to the Gulfport ministry in an even bigger way.
Colten Symmes will take his vows as a priest with the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi on Saturday. But what prompted the Gulfport man to join the seminary and become a priest? His journey, he said, led him to joy.