Pope Francis adds 13 like-minded cardinals to Catholic hierarchy
He has summoned bishops, laypeople and indigenous groups to join him in discussing the environmental and sacramental challenges facing the region.
The pope criticised countries that sell weapons but do not accept refugees from conflicts where arms are used.
At Wednesday General Audience, among the crowd in the hall, a girl seemed very interested by Pope Francis: she climbed on stage in front of the Pope as he was addressing the crowd.
Emanuela Orlandi disappeared after she left her family's flat in the Vatican City and headed to a music lesson.
Two tombs were reopened in Rome after a family of a 15-year-old who has been missing since 1983 petitioned the family. They didn't find anything inside.
The Vatican has published a document that takes aim at modern gender identity theory.
The paper is called “Male and female He created them” is directed to Catholic schools, instructing them in ways to counter efforts to: “deny the natural difference between a man and a woman”.
According to the Pope, Europe is "overcome by pessimism or by ideologies" after Italy, Britain, France and Poland elected nationalist politicians into the European Parliament
Wearing his traditional lip plate and a yellow, crown-like decoration on his head, Amazon rainforest Chief Raoni Metuktire on Monday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
More than 5000 children attended the event called "Soccer we love" at the presence of the pope, who impressed everyone with his ball twirling skills, helped by a freestyler who joined him during the audience in the Vatican.
In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis urged journalists to reject fake news and continue reporting on the troubling conditions of suffering people who no longer make it into daily headlines
Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.
Pope Francis issued a new decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, and clerics must report any cases to superiors
Conservatives want Catholic bishops to declare pope a heretic
Pope Francis led Catholics into Easter with a vigil Mass on Saturday night.
"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church
The deeply-worn Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) were brought to light for the first time in 300 years after a seven-year restoration.
In an unprecedented gesture at the Vatican, Pope Francis knelt down to kiss the feet of the warrior leaders of South Sudan, urging them to end the civil war.
The last time 85-year-old Sister Maria Concetta Esu met the Pope, she arrived in a canoe.
This is the hilarious moment Pope Francis repeatedly tries to prevent devotees from kissing his papal ring.
Pope, ending conference, calls for 'all-out battle' against abuse of minors
"This is abuse of power by the administration," Cardinal Reinhard Marx told bishops at a Vatican summit on preventing sexual abuse.
Pope Francies leads a four-day summit in the Vatican into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
The Vatican is holding a four-day summit called by Pope Francis to tackle the Catholic Church's long-standing crisis.
The rescue ships have 49 migrants onboard and are stuck in the Mediterranean.
Vatican spokesman and deputy resign over policy spat