Pope tells Vatican to put women, lay experts into top jobs
Pope Francis on Thursday told Vatican officials to start appointing women and lay people to top jobs in the Curia, the Holy See bureaucracy that he is seeking to shake-up.
Pope issues 'heartfelt appeal' to people of troubled DR Congo
Pope Francis appealed to the people of DR Congo on Wednesday to be "artisans of peace" after at least 11 were killed in protests against the country's longtime president.
Buhari congratulates Pope Francis at 80
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Pope Francis as he turned 80. The President joined the Roman Catholic Church in particular and Christendom in general in celebrating.....
Pope Francis hits 80 and he's not slowing down
Pope Francis turns 80 on Saturday with no sign of slowing down in his drive to reshape the Catholic church to reflect his own vision of compassion and humility.
Pope urges 'responsible behaviour' to stop AIDS spread
Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a call for "responsible behaviour" to prevent the spread of AIDS without specifying whether that included wearing condoms.
Pope and Vietnam president meet in bid to warm ties
Pope Francis hosted Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Vatican as the two work towards warming long-strained ties, a press release from the Holy See said.
Pope gives priests permanent right to pardon abortion
Pope Francis, making permanent a temporary measure put in place for the Vatican's jubilee year, declared Monday that all priests would have the right to forgive abortion.
Pope closes Holy Door at Saint Peter's as jubilee ends
Pope Francis on Sunday brought to a close the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy," shutting the Holy Door at Saint Peter's after a packed 12 months that saw him raise Mother Teresa to sainthood and welcome Syrian Muslim refugees to the Vatican.