Pope Francis appoints new Vatican spokesman
Pope Francis appointed a new Vatican spokesman on Thursday, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni for one of the most demanding PR jobs in the world.
Putin meets pope, 'welcoming' populist govt during Italy trip
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome on Thursday, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by Italy's populist...
Americans in search of sexual victims
Pope Francis is said to have changed a phrase in the Lord’s Prayer, from “and lead us not into temptation,” to “do not let us fall into temptation.” The prayer itself was a translation from Hebrew or Aramaic...
Pope says wants to visit Iraq in 2020
Pope Francis said Monday he wants to visit Iraq as early as next year in spite of the security conditions.
Pope asks Roma to forgive Catholic Church's 'discrimination'
Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church's "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania. Making up around 10 percent of Romania's 20 million people, many Roma are marginalised and live in poverty and have suffered centuries of discrimination and insults. "I ask forgiveness –…
Pope to hold giant mass for Romania's ethnic-Hungarian minority
Tens of thousands gathered Saturday for a mass by Pope Francis on his second day in Romania with the ceremony in a predominantly ethnic-Hungarian part of the Transylvania region set to be the highlight of his trip.
Pope condemns abortion as use of 'paid killer'
Pope Francis reiterated Saturday that abortion is unacceptable, saying its use amounted to the hiring of a "paid killer."
Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Brazilian bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira, the Vatican said Friday in a statement.