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Pope prays for Black Sea plane crash victims
27 Dec 2016
Pope Francis expresses his condolences to the families of the victims of a Russian military plane crash.
Pope Francis urges compassion for children at Christmas
25 Dec 2016
Pope Francis urges the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to feel compassion for children, notably victims of war, migration and homelessness in his Christmas Eve mass but also those 'not allowed to be born'.
Pope Francis meets Kerry ahead of Rome talks
3 Dec 2016
Pope Francis greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican ahead of the 'Mediterranean Dialogues' conference in Rome, where the migrant crisis and the Middle East are expected to be discussed.
Pope prays for peace in Iraq
23 Oct 2016
Pope Francis used his weekly Angelus prayer to call on the faithful to pray for the people of Mosul, where an ongoing military operation is underway to take the city from Islamic State.
Pope Francis to canonise Mother Teresa
4 Sep 2016
More than 100,000 people from around the world have gathered in Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa. Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, will formally proclaim her a saint on Sunday.
Pope says church does not want "dirty money"
2 Mar 2016
The Catholic Church does not want people to donate "dirty money" earned by abusing low-paid workers, Pope Francis said on Wednesday (March 2).