Pope Francis apologised Wednesday for slapping a woman who had grabbed him as he greeted a crowd of devotees, shortly before he delivered a speech denouncing “every form of violence against women.”
A jihadist attack that left 42 dead in the north of Burkina Faso, the worst assault in the country for five years, plunged the nation into mourning over Christmas and sparked messages of solidarity from the United Nations and Pope Francis.
Pope Francis ushers in Christmas for Catholics with a message of unconditional love.
Pope Francis left Japan Tuesday, bringing to an end a long-desired visit marked by messages on atomic power and weapons as he comforted survivors of nuclear bombings and accidents.
Pope Francis called Monday for renewed efforts to help victims of Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster” of earthquake, tsunami and the Fukushima meltdown, noting “concern” in the country over the continued use of nuclear power.
Pope Francis meets with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch in a Bangkok temple.
City police are gearing up to facilitate traffic and provide security during Pope Francis’s visit which begins Wednesday, according to deputy chief of city police Pol Maj Gen Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek.
The New Orleans Saints got a surprise shout-out on Sunday from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team.
Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God.
Pope Francis urges governments to take decisive action against human trafficking.
Pope Francis hopes tomorrow’s summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim Jong Un will lead to peace for Korea.
he Vatican will host executives of the world’s top oil companies for a conference next week on climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels, a Vatican source said.
Pope Francis wants Chile’s bishops to owe up to the “devastating wounds” inflicted on the Church’s credibility by a cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, serving notice that his coming meetings with them will be blunt.
Pope Francis calls for “transparent dialogue” between the two Koreas.
Much admired, but also criticised, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a ‘pope of the people’ – and has changed the church, writes Christoph Strack.
Pope Francis defends his strategy of avoiding the term “Rohingya” in Myanmar.
Pope Francis calls for “decisive” international measures on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he visits to Bangladesh.
Pope Francis urges Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions.
Pope refrains from any mention of the Rohingya, or allegations of ethnic cleansing in the Buddhist country.
Pope Francis arrives Myanmar, majority-Buddhist country that is accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya people.
Myanmar’s most senior Catholic prelate urges Pope to avoid using ‘Rohingya’ during a visit.
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announces.
A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes arrived in Sydney yesterday ahead of his first court appearance later this month.
In a major shake-up of the Vatican’s administration, Pope Francis has replaced Catholicism’s top theologian.
Australian police have charged Cardinal George Pell with multiple historical sex crimes.