On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.
Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics. The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig
Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.
Pope Francis has appointed 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, 13 of whom are under 80 years-old making them eligible to replace him in future.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians have met migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek
Pope Francis has announced that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made at saint of the Roman Catholic
Pope Frances has ended his Mexico visit along the US border. There he prayed at a memorial for migrants who have perished trying to reach the United
Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the
Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.
Kelly Gissendaner has been executed in the state of Georgia in the United States. She became the first woman to be executed in the state for 70
Pope Francis celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of Cubans in Havana’s Revolution Square. The political heart of Cuba, it is where the government
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Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women
Catholic pilgrims have been arriving in Sarajevo, which has been gearing up for the visit of Pope Francis. At an outdoor mass in the main football
Tackling a controversy which has dogged the Roman Catholic church for almost 70 years. In “Shades of Truth” US actor David Wall plays
Pope Francis spent part of Holy Thursday in a prison in Rome. The Pontiff washed the feet of twelve male and female inmates and a baby as he marked
Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling
Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He
The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis.
After attending an audience with Pope Francis, some thousands of tango dancers performed a flash mob for the Argentine pope who was celebrating his
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding a remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the
Pope Francis arrived on Thursday in South Korea on the first papal visit to the Asian nation in a quarter of a century. The Pope was greeted by
Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas joined Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican. Both
More than a month after Middle East peace talks collapsed, Palestinian and Israeli leaders have been brought together by Pope Francis for an
Emotional crowds at the Vatican witness ceremony proclaiming Popes John XXIII and John Paul II as saints of the Roman Catholic Church.
It was a day which broke a string of records and one which Catholic pilgrims did not want to end. Two living popes, Francis and his predecessor
He is the pride of Poland. And in Krakow, around 200,000 Poles and pilgrims from around the world gathered to celebrate Pope John Paul II’s