Pope says Lebanon faces 'extreme danger' after blast
Pope Francis warns that Lebanon faces "extreme danger that threatens the very existence of the country" following last month's massive explosion.
Pope calls for 'immediate' ceasefire in global conflicts
Pope Francis calls for an "immediate" ceasefire in global conflict and urges European nations to show "solidarity" in the face of a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed more than 109,000 lives worldwide.
Pope apologizes for slapping pilgrim woman, calls violence against women 'blasphemy'
Pope Francis described violence against women as "blasphemy against God." A day earlier, the frustrated pontiff slapped the hand of a woman who yanked him towards her.
Pope Francis reaches out to Catholics in Thailand and Japan
Pope Francis is traveling to Thailand and Japan, once again visiting countries with small Christian minorities. The head of the Catholic Church's visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima will be especially closely watched.
Pope Francis launches trip to three African nations affected by climate change
Pope Francis is set to visit the cyclone-vulnerable nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius this week. Climate change, corruption and poverty will be on the agenda in talks with leaders.
Pope Francis to visit Mozambique, Mauritius and Madagascar
Pope Francis will make his fourth trip to Africa when he visits Mozambique, Mauritius and Madagascar from 4-10 of September 2019. Pope Francis will travel to Mozambique's capital, Maputo on the 4th then on to Antananarivo, Madagascar on Saturday 7th and Port Louis, Mauritius on Monday 9th of September according to the Vatican.
Pope arrives to preach unity in polarized North Macedonia
Pope Francis has met leaders in North Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Theresa. He is expected to preach a message of unity in a country struggling with deepening political division.
Pope Francis urges migrant-skeptic Bulgaria to welcome refugees
Although Pope Francis wants the Balkan nation to open its hearts and homes to migrants, there is considerable opposition to refugees in Bulgaria. Ties with the Catholic Church are also not warm.