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.
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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.
The Vatican Pope Francis celebrated Epiphany with a joke about camels and the more serious offer of food for some 300 homeless people.
During an audience of 800, the Pope listened attentively to survivor accounts and promised a fresh visit, as the region continues to be battered by aftershocks
Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.
Pope Francis’s weekly general audience took a rather quirky turn on Wednesday December 28 when a circus was unleashed on the Vatican.
On the feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in the Middle East who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist…
Pope Francis has given his fourth Christmas Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
It’s not everyday that you bump into the pope buying shoes, but that is exactly what happened to astonished customers in one pharmacy in Rome on Tuesday, when the pontiff picked up a pair near the Hol
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel peace prize for the deal with the FARC and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe, who rejected the agreement met with Pope Francis in the…
Pope Francis jokes early birthday greetings may bring him bad luck Pope Francis, responded to thousands of people cheering “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday (December 14) by joking that doing it early may
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It is a tale of faith under torture, of two Jesuit missionaries journeying to Japan in the seventeenth century in search of their missing mentor.
Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek
Pope Francis grants all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, but the Church maintains the act of aborting remains a sin.
Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
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 has praised as “blessed” people who take in asylum seekers, as he celebrated Mass with thousands of followers during his visit to Sweden.
Pope Francis has visited Sweden as 12 months of events leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Church begin.
A larger-than-life mural was taken down by Rome’s so-called decorum police (cleaning authorities) on Wednesday (October 19), hours after it went up.
Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to Amatrice and other towns in central Italy devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago.