Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation
Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation.
Pope Francis wraps up UAE trip with stadium Mass
Pope Francis has held Mass with tens of thousands of Catholics at a stadium in Abu Dhabi. He is the first leader of the Catholic Church ever to set foot on the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.
Pope Francis urges Christmas message of peace, fraternity to 50,000 in St Peter's Square
Pope Francis celebrated his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" with a message of concern about violence and conflict in the world. He urged people to overcome their differences.
Pope slams 'insatiable greed' at Christmas Eve Mass
Pope Francis has reminded Christians that their messiah was born in poverty and said they should focus on love and charity instead of "consumerism." The event in St. Peter's Basilica was attended by 10,000 people.
Pope condemns alleged chemical attack in Syria
Pope Francis condemned an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria as an unjustifiable use of "instruments of extermination"
Pope Francis tells Mafia they can't be Christians
Pope Francis on Wednesday told members of the Mafia in Italy, where many go to church and worship openly, that they cannot call themselves Christians because they "carry death in their souls."
"All of it is slander": Pope on controversial Chilean bishop
Pope Francis landed in Peru on Friday after a visit to Chile that has left many Catholics there confused and angry. At issue is the pontiff's answer to a question about a bishop accused in the country's child sex abuse scandal.
Santiago churches attacked ahead of Pope's Chile visit
Vandals in Santiago attacked four churches before dawn on Friday, just three days ahead of the Pope Francis's visit to Chile, police said.