Pope to make Fatima child shepherds saints
Two of the three child shepherds to whom the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in Fatima, Portugal a century ago will be declared saints on May 13, Pope Francis announced Thursday.
Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address
Pope Francis urged an end to "horror and death" in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome.
On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity
Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the "shame" of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants.
Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer
Pope Francis deplored the suffering of migrants, victims of racism and persecuted Christians as some 20,000 worshippers gathered at Rome's Colosseum to hear his Good Friday prayer.
Pope to wash feet of mafia snitches in Easter ritual
Pope Francis will wash the feet of former mafiosi on Thursday in a prison known for housing collaborators of justice who inform on old mobster allies.
Pope Francis opens launderette for the homeless
The "Pope Francis Launderette" opened its doors Monday offering the poor and homeless to wash their clothes and bedding for free, the Vatican announced.
Pope still plans Egypt visit despite bombings
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned this month despite the weekend bombings of two Coptic Christian churches that killed 44 people, a Vatican official said.
Pope decries war, terrorism and weapons as he condemns Egypt blast
Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and "interests that are armed and ready to strike".
Teen pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis
A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States.
History of 'papal tyranny' catches up with pope in northern Italy
Perhaps the last thing Pope Francis expected to find during a visit to the northern Italian city of Carpi on Sunday was a huge 136-year-old plaque honoring the victims of "papal tyranny".