Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop, who ministered to California farmworkers and the poor, and recognized the martyrdom of an Italian layman, who died en route to a Nazi death camp after refusing to recite allegiance to Adolf Hitler.
A Vatican court acquitted two journalists who published confidential documents while their source was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
Some still disagree about the meaning behind Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, three months after it was published.
Pope Francis met the parents of an American teenager who died in suspicious circumstances just after he arrived in Rome to start a foreign study program.
Vatican City - Vatican prosecutors want four of five defendants accused of leaking documents convicted, jail time for three.
A ceremony June 28 featuring a rare joint appearance by Pope Francis and his predecessor seemed aimed at tamping down speculation about the unusual circumstance of having two living popes.
Use of the death penalty is an unacceptable practice that sows vengeance and does not bring justice to the victims of crime, Pope Francis said.
Assist and accompany refugees while working to build peace in the world, Pope Francis urged on the eve of World Refugee Day.
Using the word "genocide" to describe the persecution of Christians in the Middle East risks downplaying the courage of those who boldly profess faith in Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said.
Meeting with acrobats, clowns, carnival workers, street performers, musicians and magicians, Pope Francis thanked the artists for bringing beauty and joy to an often dark, sad world.