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.
Jul 26, 2016 1:32
Young Catholics from all over the world pack the streets of Krakow as they prepare for World Youth Day with Pope Francis.
Jun 23, 2016 1:17
Pope Francis visits Armenia this weekend and will try to avoid reigniting a diplomatic dispute with Turkey after his branding of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as a genocide infuriated Ankara last year.
Jun 5, 2016 0:57
Muslims visit cemeteries and shop for garments and food stocks as they make final preparations ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.