Pope's chief financial adviser -- Australia's most senior Catholic -- charged with multiple sexual assault charges.
Trump says meeting pope 'honour of a lifetime'
The pair have clashed over several issues in the past including migration, rampant capitalism and global warming.
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.
Pope Francis' surprise TED talk carries a message of warning to the powerful.
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.
The Pope spoke to EU leaders on the eve of a summit marking the 60th anniversary of the EU's founding document
The last abuse victim on the Pope's child protection panel, Marie Collins quits, launching a stinging attack on the Vatican's administration
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
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
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…