The tears shed by men, women and children around the world each day cry out for mercy, compassion and consolation, Pope Francis said during a Year of Mercy prayer service.
Vatican: Pope Francis urges European leaders to "build bridges and tear down walls" in the face of the continuing migrant crisis.
A new Vatican magazine will give attention to women's voices, something that has been missing in the church despite women's important role in announcing the Gospel, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to Rome in November.
Four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies.
Italian authorities made the arrests Thursday of six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Pope Francis called for better coordination in treatment of cancer, in a collaboration of political and religious efforts to mitigate the disease.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of an Irish Jesuit, who was raised Anglican, as well as the cause of 38 Albanian martyrs killed during the communist persecution of Christians.
NCR Today: A prominent Italian news agency is reporting that the pontiff wants to dedicate the next meeting of the world's Catholic bishops to the issue of global peace.
The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency has marked 544 activities as questionable, freezing or halting movement of a total of some $2.4 million and 15.3 million Euros.