Pope prays for victims of Guatemala children's shelter fire
Pope Francis prays for the victims of a fire at a children's shelter in Guatemala, in which at least 39 people died, and urges the faithful to keep young victims of violence, abuse and wars in their prayers.
Pope's consideration of ordaining married men finds support
Parishioners in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico say they support Pope Francis in considering to ordain older married men as priests in isolated communities as a way to tackle a shortage of clergy.
Pope urges action on youth employment in 2017
In his year-end message, Pope Francis urges leaders to do more to help the world's youth find jobs, for fear that a generation is being lost.
Pope prays for Black Sea plane crash victims
Pope Francis expresses his condolences to the families of the victims of a Russian military plane crash.
Pope Francis meets Kerry ahead of Rome talks
Pope Francis greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican ahead of the 'Mediterranean Dialogues' conference in Rome, where the migrant crisis and the Middle East are expected to be discussed.
Pope prays for peace in Iraq
Pope Francis used his weekly Angelus prayer to call on the faithful to pray for the people of Mosul, where an ongoing military operation is underway to take the city from Islamic State.