Mar 10, 2017 1:14
In an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit, Pope Francis said he was open to allowing Catholic married men to become priests - the latest controversial suggestion from the pontiff.
Mar 10, 2017 0:47
Shunned by their loved ones and abhorred by society, widows in India's northern Vrindavan city broke taboo by taking part in Holi celebrations, a Hindu festival marking the onset of spring.
Feb 23, 2017 1:23
Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.
Dec 28, 2016 0:58
Pope Francis gets treated to circus performances during his weekly general audience at the Vatican.
Dec 16, 2016 2:00
The migrant crisis, Syrian civil war and opposition from inside his own church turned Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy bittersweet, Vatican correspondent Phil Pullella observes.
Nov 21, 2016 1:14
Pope Francis indefinitely extends an allowance to all Roman Catholic priests to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for senior clergy in most parts of the world.
Nov 20, 2016 0:37
Pope Francis performs a ceremony to mark the end of the Roman Catholic Church's 'Holy Year of Mercy', symbolically closing St Peter's Basilica's 'Holy Door' which the Vatican says some 20 million pilgrims have walked through in the past year.
Nov 20, 2016 0:44
Meet the Polish priest ready to help in a pastoral crisis: Father Krzysztof Kauf is only ever a phone call away in his customized spiritual emergency vehicle.
Sep 20, 2016 1:05
Leaders of world religions, including Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, heads of Orthodox churches, Islam, and Judaism, gather at the birth place of St. Francis for a two-day inter-religious conference on peace.
Sep 11, 2016 0:30
Floods of pilgrims gather to pray in Arafat, near Mecca, marking the most important day of the annual haj pilgrimage.
Sep 4, 2016 2:25
Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church 19 years after her death.
Sep 1, 2016 1:56
Pope Francis is proposing that caring for the environment be added to the traditional seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform.