Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first to visit the Arabian Peninsula, and the first pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.
A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of homeless people living in an.. Reuters - Published
Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone..
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Pope Francis issued a landmark decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up. The decree, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone..
Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors. According to Reuters, he now says gossip should also be avoided in beauty parlors and hair salons. The pope urged some 230..
According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Monday decried the attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people over the weekend. The Holy Father called for universal condemnation of..
Sri Lanka faces a tragedy this Easter Sunday with eight bombs killing at least 207 people. According to Business Insider, churches and luxury hotels were targeted in the attack. The press reported that..
According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka, as “such cruel violence." The blasts, which hospital and..
Reuters reports Pope Francis led services on Good Friday which he dedicated to migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Marking his seventh Easter as the Roman Catholic leader, Pope Francis led a..
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners at a traditional service. According to Reuters, the Pope told the prisoners "to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and..
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Pope Francis would at an undetermined time visit France. The country was plunged into sorrow this week by a catastrophic fire at the Notre-Dame de..
Reuters reports Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he shared the sadness of the French people mourning the devastation of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and hoped it would be restored to remain a symbol of..
Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a village in Bosnia that is steeped in controversy over whether the Madonna appears to local people, the Vatican said on Sunday. Reuters - Published