French, Italian nuns canonised too
The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognises the State of Palestine, a move that gives legal weight to the Holy See’s years-long recognition and that drew fast criticism from suppor
Cuban President Raul Castro thanked Pope Francis on Sunday for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the Pope so impressed him that he might return to the Catholic Church, despite
Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September on his way to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday.
Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of his apartment during his Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Monday. (Photo: AFP)
Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen
Celebrating Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Francis admitted to sometimes feeling tired, like all priests.
Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican as Syrian Roman Catholic children attend a mass in Damascus on Sunday. — AP
Pope Francis on Sunday condemned two suicide attacks on churches in Pakistan and accused the world of “seeking to hide” the persecution of Christians.