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.
Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped more than a year ago, in a video message pleaded for the Indian government and the Catholic Church to do more to secure his release.
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."
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.
Rome -- The Vatican establishes full relations with Myanmar for the first time after a cordial meeting May 4 between Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Just as it had been for centuries, Egypt can be a sign of hope for those who long for peace, Pope Francis said.
During his weekly general audience May 3, the pope reflected on his recent visit to Egypt and said that because of its religious and cultural heritage as well as its role in the Middle East, Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that "rests not on the law of force but on the force of law."
Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Vatican City -- Francis to visit tombs of two formerly ostracized Italian priests, one a pacifist, the other ran a "school of the people" with a social justice curriculum.