Pope Francis to visit poor of Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
Pope says got stuck in Vatican lift, freed by firemen
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.
Pope warns against nationalism as Italy faces power struggle
Pope Francis warned Friday against European nationalism, raising the "frightening" spectre of Hitler in comments published a day after Italy's far-right interior minister bid to strengthen his hold on government.
Pope sanctions former US bishop accused of sexual harassment
Pope Francis has banned a former US bishop accused of sexual harassment and of financial mismanagement from performing the liturgy, the Vatican News website reported Sunday.
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...
Putin to meet pope, 'welcoming' populist govt during Italy trip
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Rome Thursday for a lightning visit including talks with the pope and Italy's populist government, which has called for an easing of sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West.
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 seeks more prayer, less business at Lourdes shrine
Pope Francis has named a special envoy to prioritise spirituality at the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes in France over "managerial and financial" aspects.
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 –…