Pope Emeritus Benedict celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday (April 17) in the garden of his residence in the Vatican.
Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."
Security has been increased all over Rome for Easter following recent international terror attacks.
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of inmates at a jail housing Mafia turncoats on Thursday, again putting his own stamp on a traditional Holy Week ritual.
Rome's homeless can keep their clothes clean courtesy of a new papal initiative
Pope Francis has condemned Sunday’s violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, where deadly double attacks are sure to raise security concerns over his own forthcoming trip to the…
The Pope spoke to EU leaders on the eve of a summit marking the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding document
The Pope spoke to EU leaders on the eve of a summit marking the 60th anniversary of the EU's founding document
Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men in isolated communities, but has ruled out sweeping changes to the church’s strict rules on celibacy for…
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.
Pope issues support for Native Americans in Dakota Access Pipeline row
People trafficking and Rohingya abuse 'intolerable' says pope
The Vatican was forced to defend its decision to invite China to a conference on organ trafficking despite the country's murky recent-past regarding the issue
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
Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also had an audience with Pope Francis, with discussions on how peace can be achieved
A new McDonald’s fast food restaurant which opened last week near the Apostolic Palace has drawn criticism from some local restaurant owners and residents.
McDonald's cooks up controversy with a food outlet in a building belonging to the Catholic Church in Rome - within sight of St Peter's Square.
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 delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.
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
Pope Francis has celebrated his 80th birthday with a mass and a gluten-free cake made by a pastry chef in Rome.
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…