Gay Christians to join Catholic World Youth Day in Poland
WARSAW - Gay and transgender Christians will set up a ministry during World Youth Day, when Pope Francis is expected to meet hundreds of thousands of young Catholics in southern Poland later this month.
After decades of mistrust, Pope seeks breakthrough with China
HONG KONG/BEIJING - Pope Francis is leading a determined push to fundamentally alter the relationship between the Vatican and China, which for decades has been infused with mutual suspicion and acrimony.
Pope reins in Vatican's economy minister after scandal
Pope Francis issued a decree Saturday aimed at boosting transparency over Vatican finances, which have been under scrutiny since leaks of secret documents revealed serious irregularities that may have masked corruption.
Pope Francis, Tagle rally support for 'peace in Syria' campaign
Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis President Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle have urged world leaders to double efforts in putting an end to the ongoing war in Syria.
Thanks to Pope Francis, Pinoy film was shown at the Vatican
Did you know that Pope Francis played an important role in the advanced screening of a Filipino-produced film at the Vatican?
Pope says Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them.
Pope Francis appoints Pinoy as new Saipan bishop
Pope Francis has appointed a Filipino priest as the new bishop for the Church in Oceania, according to the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
Pope visits Armenian genocide memorial
Pope Francis on Saturday issued a rallying cry to remember the past after visiting the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan, on day two of a trip likely to stir tensions with Turkey.
Pope Francis in historic visit to Armenia
Pope Francis pays tribute to 1.5 million Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915 to 1918 in a historic visit to the Eastern European country.
Pope heads to Armenia with MidEast peace message
Pope Francis embarks on a three-day visit to Armenia Friday, just over a year after he enraged Turkey by using the term genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.