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.
Pope Francis said on Monday that "no one is exempt" from helping migrants, in an indirect rebuke of Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini who has tried to shut the country's ports to.. Reuters - Published
Pope Francis said prayers on Sunday for victims of the bombing of a migrant center in Libya last week and called for concerted action to create extensive humanitarian corridors to prevent similar.. Reuters - Published
Calling all ice cream sellers: Paris, Berlin and the Vatican are among cities sweltering in an unseasonably early heatwave across parts of Europe as hot air is sucked up from the Sahara desert. Rough..
The pontiff has urged the international community to use 'diplomatic tools' to solve the recent conflict in the Middle East over the attack on two oil tankers, which the U.S, blamed on Iran. Rough cut..
Pope Francis warned against any new ideological attempt to sow fear or division in society on Sunday (June 2) as he paid tribute to Christians in Romania killed or persecuted under Communism. Rough cut..
According to Reuters, Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people. Francis made the comment during a meeting with Roma people at..
According to Reuters, Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians to put their troubled past behind them on Saturday as bad weather disrupted his visit to Transylvania. More than 80,000 people..
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has denied he knew about sexual misconduct by former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick before the start of Church investigations that found him guilty. FILE PHOTO:..
According to a report by Business Insider, Pope Francis reiterated his stance against abortion, suggesting that the procedure should not be performed even when the fetus is deformed or gravely ill. The..
According to Reuters, Pope Francis has broken with tradition and appointed women to a key Vatican department. Three nuns and one laywoman have been appointed as councilors in the office of synods. The..