Fatima, Portugal -- Canonizing shepherd children who saw Mary in 1917, Francis calls for a church "poor in means and rich in love."
Faith and Justice: When a pope meets a U.S. president, it's normally low on conflict. But with surprising Francis and volatile Trump, it's harder to predict how it will go.
Fully ratifying and adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty offers the world the "best hope of stemming nuclear proliferation" and taking a concrete step toward the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, a Vatican official said.
Pope Francis warned bishops from across the Western Hemisphere that corruption poses a grave threat to the people of Latin America. He also reiterated calls for the church to work closely with people to renew their hope.
While meeting with a delegation of Hasidic Jews at the Vatican to discuss issues of common concern, Pope Francis danced to traditional Jewish music. The encounter went viral on YouTube.
The scientific conference titled "Black Holes, Gravitational Waves and Space-Time Singularities" is an opportunity to show that "the church supports good science," says the director of the Vatican Observatory.
Francis in Fatima: Theologian observes that the 1917 Marian apparition was "breaking into a time of great social upheaval" -- and modern parallels make the upcoming Portugal visit timely.
Pope Francis told 7,000 Italian students, participating in a course on peace and human rights, that he was shocked when a massive U.S. bomb was referred to as "the mother of all bombs."
Rome -- U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican May 24 during the president's first foreign trip.
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Fr. Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan.