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.
The pontiff made a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country’s multi-faith society but at the same time overlooking recent criticism of a referendum that extends the president’s term and…
Pope Francis has capped off his Caucasus tour with a flying visit to Azerbaijan.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass with just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, one of the smallest crowds the pontiff has drawn in 16 trips abroad.
Muslims accounted for a third of those killed in France’s July 14 terror attack and, as Pope Francis received grieving families and survivors of the Nice lorry massacre on Saturday, different religion
Pope Francis has described a priest who was killed by two Islamist extremists as a martyr.
Former Pope Benedict XVI has given a candid, book-length interview, outlining his likes and dislikes during his papacy.
Some 1,500 homeless people from across Italy were brought into Rome to be given seats of honour at Mother Teresa’s canonisation Mass, before being treated to a pizza…
Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.
The 79-year-old pontiff made a brief visit to the central Italian town for the 800th anniversary of the "Pardon of Assisi".
Pope Francis brought the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day in Poland to a close on Sunday.
Pope Francis is set to hold a mass on Sunday, to round off his five-day visit to Poland.
On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…
On the third day of his trip to Poland, Pope Francis chose to honour the 1.