Pope Francis

Pope urges clergy to go into world and tend to needy

Pope Francis encouraged his churchmen to leave their comfort zones and tend to the needy on the peripheries as he celebrated a Mass Saturday in a Polish church dedicated to St. John Paul II, the Polish pontiff whose staunch defense of workers' rights in the 1970s and 80s challenged his nation's then Communist rulers.

Francis said Jesus wants the church "to be a church on the move, a church that goes out into the world," as he gave his homily in a spanking new monumental church dedicated to John Paul on the outskirts of Krakow.

He said that Jesus' call to his followers to minister to the world is relevant today to church men and women.

"This call is also...