Pope Francis on delicate mission in Orthodox Bulgaria
The pontiff is visiting Bulgaria, which could prove a touchy affair, as the country’s Orthodox Church is not on the best of terms with Rome. But he is popular with the people in both countries.
When in Rome, do as the Chinese do
If it goes ahead, Rome's recognition of China's Belt and Road Initiative would expose the depth of the cracks in EU unity. It comes ahead of a meeting to decide on the bloc's stance on China amid US pressure.
Pope Francis opens new health clinic for Rome's homeless
The Vatican has given Rome's homeless people the Christmas gift of a health clinic near St Peter's Square. The Mother of Mercy health office reflects Pope Francis' determination to help society's weakest people.
Pope attends Easter procession in Rome's Colosseum
An Egyptian family carries the cross at an Easter procession attended by Pope Francis, with tens of thousands of faithful expected to hold candles aloft in prayer at Rome's Colosseum.
Pope Francis to canonise Mother Teresa
More than 100,000 people from around the world have gathered in Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will formally proclaim her a saint on Sunday.
Deaths and destruction as powerful earthquake strikes central Italy
At least six people have died in central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Rescue teams are trying to reach people trapped under the rubble.