In final Mass, Pope Francis calls for service to others

September 22, 2015 2:15 PM

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In one of his most anticipated homilies, Pope Francis turned Tuesday to the Gospel of Mary, describing her “love and tenderness” during his Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Charity hours before ending his four-day visit to the island.

“Mary was far from thinking it was all about her, or thinking that everyone had to come and wait upon her; she left her house and went out to serve,” the pope said before an audience inside the Minor Basilica that included Cuban leader Raúl Castro. Thousands more listened from chairs set up outside ...

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