Pope Francis warns against Internet 'disinformation'
Pope Francis on Thursday warned against the "disinformation" and "targeted distortion of facts" to be found on the Internet and social networks' "manipulation of personal data".
Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November
Pope Francis announced Wednesday he will visit Japan in November, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago.
Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta
Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.
Pope Francis decries anti-democracy practices
Head of Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, Pope Francis, has urged politicians to see themselves as servants chosen to serve the people and not to impose themselves on the electorate.
Pope Francis to visit United Arab Emirates in February
Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in February, the Vatican said Thursday, becoming the first ever pope to visit the Arabian peninsula.
Pope lights candle for children of Syria
"Advent is a time of hope. Right now, my hope is for peace for the children of Syria, tormented by a war that has lasted eight years," he said after the Angelus prayer.
Autistic Argentine Boy Races To Embrace Pope Francis
A young Argentinian boy broke free of his mother's clutches to play with Pope Francis during a Vatican audience Wednesday, much to the pontiff's delight. "This boy cannot speak, he is mute," Francis told those gathered for his weekly general audience, after the boy's mother apologised and explained to the pope that her son was…
Pope reveals team picked to organise anti-paedophilia summit
Pope Francis on Friday revealed the organising team for a special meeting on the protection of children to be held in February, in response to the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church worldwide.
Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre
Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week. "I learned with sadness the news of the massacre two days ago in a camp for the displaced in the Central African Republic, where two priests were also killed," the pope said…
Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor
Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor". At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pope noted that "injustice is the perverse root…