Pope Francis arrives in Turin to view the piece of cloth known as the Turin Shroud, which is said to bear the imprint of Jesus Christ.Read the full story ›
The Pope will call for action to tackle climate change, according to a leaked document published by an Italian magazine.Read the full story ›
Pope Francis has urged Bosnia's Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic communities to work together for a peaceful future, as he made a one-day visit to the capital Sarajevo.
The Pope hopes to encourage reconciliation, following the devastating Balkans war of the 1990s.
Pope Francis was speaking at a joint news conference with the Serb chairman of Bosnia's three-member presidency, Mladen Ivanic.
The Pope made the comment during a meeting at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See's warm relations with the Palestinians.Read the full story ›
Pope Francis has met with Cuban President Raul Castro today, ahead of his planned visit to the island nation later this year.
The pope granted Castro a rare Sunday audience at the Vatican as the Cuban President passed through Rome on his way back from Moscow.
Although the issues discussed by the Pope and Castro during their meeting were not disclosed the pontiff could be heard telling his visitor there was a "need to work together to fight poverty around the world" during a subsequent photo call.
Pope Francis managed to spin a basketball on his finger with help from the Harlem GlobeTrotters as they visited the Vatican.Read the full story ›
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican following controversial remarks from Pope Francis during a Mass to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenians massacre.
During the service, the Pope described the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians as "the first genocide of the 20th century".
Turkey has long refused to call the event a genocide and has insisted that the toll has been inflated, and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.
At a 100th anniversary Mass, Pope Francis said the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians was the first genocide of the 20th century.Read the full story ›
Pope Francis used his Easter Sunday address to pray for an end to the persecution of Christians, commemorating the students massacred in Kenya.
The Pope delivered a mostly sombre "Urbi et Orbi" message: "We ask Jesus, the victor over death, to lighten the sufferings of our many brothers and sisters who are persecuted for his name, and of all those who suffer injustice as a result of ongoing conflicts and violence - and there are many."
The pope spoke as churches in Kenya, where al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people, turned to armed guards to protect their congregations.
Roman Catholic crowds have gathered in St Peter's Square despite the rain to listen to Pope Francis' Easter address.