Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
Pope Francis told his new economic oversight council that it must be "courageous and determined" in its critical role of helping the church not waver from its real mission of bringing the Gospel to the world and helping those most in need.

The church has a duty to use its assets and manpower responsibly in promoting its spiritual mandate, and "a new mentality of evangelical service" must take hold throughout the Vatican, the pope said May 2.