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"There is darkness in human hearts but the light of Christ is greater," Pope Francis told the crowd at St Peter's Square on Christmas morning.
Pope Francis is ringing in the new year in Rome.
Pope Francis on Sunday blessed the statuettes of Baby Jesus brought by hundreds of children to the Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square.
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Pope Francis came to Japan with an anti-nuclear message, offering prayers for Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the only world cities to have suffered an atomic bombing.
On a visit to Bangkok, Pope Francis has spoken up for the victims of sex tourism.
Thirty-seven years after the Falklands war, a tiny statue of the Madonna taken at the end of the conflict and held in Britain is going home to Argentina in a gesture of reconciliation blessed by Pope Francis in Vatican City.
Pope Francis is to consider allowing married men in the remote Amazon region to be ordained as priests in order to solve problems over access to Mass
Some saints wear halos, others sport helmets.
Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian figures of modern times.
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He has summoned bishops, laypeople and indigenous groups to join him in discussing the environmental and sacramental challenges facing the region.
For thirty years, the parish of Riches Claires in Brussels has been caring for those new to European life.
Pope Francis has called for the UK to honour a UN resolution calling for it to hand over the Chagos Islands to Mauritius
Pope Francis arrived in the Mozambique capital of Maputo on Thursday on the first leg of his three-nation visit.
As wildfires continue to rage through the Amazon Pope Francis has called on people to pray for the "lungs of our planet"
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.
Insults in Italian replying to a tweet from Pope Francis flooded Twitter on Monday after he wrote about migrants.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia has met Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Pope Francis on a one-day visit to Rome. The Russian leader asked for the softening of the sanctions imposed on his country by the EU and the US since the war in Ukraine broke out.
The Camerino cathedral was damaged by an earthquake in 2016.
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
On the final day of his Romania trip, Pope Francis speaks of the courage of Catholics persecuted under Communism.
On the last leg of his trip to Romania the pope visited the city of Iasi in the province of Moldova.
The pontiff is continuing his visit of Romania.