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.
Faith and Justice: What Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals are trying to do to the Roman Curia is a reorganization plan to gently downsize the Vatican.
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.
The July 22 memorial observance of St. Mary Magdalene has elevated to a major feast in the liturgical calendar, Vatican Radio announced June 10.
Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced.
Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for peace.
Help wipe out bullying and aggression by being better listeners and offering concrete gestures of tolerance and patience, Pope Francis told a group of top YouTubers from around the world.