His comments departed from the prepared text for his homily delivered during his weekly audience on Saint Peter's Square.
10 Oct 2018 3:23 PM
A Vatican source and a Chinese priest said Holy See could win concessions by year end, though details of any agreement would be classified.
29 Sep 2018 11:56 AM
The Vatican hasn’t responded to the accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, but has promised 'clarifications'.
13 Sep 2018 2:39 PM
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will attend the meeting.
12 Sep 2018 3:10 PM
Pope Francis added that ignoring a child who showed homosexual tendencies was an 'error of fatherhood or motherhood'.
28 Aug 2018 11:19 AM
'Pope Francis knew from at least June 23, 2013, that McCarrick was a serial predator. He knew that he was corrupt,' wrote Vigano.
27 Aug 2018 8:40 AM
Pope begged forgiveness for pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up.
20 Aug 2018 5:17 PM
Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the flooding at St Peter's Square, the Vatican News reported.
19 Aug 2018 7:08 PM
Rescue efforts are heading into second night in Genoa after about 200-metre section of bridge fell away without warning on Tuesday.
16 Aug 2018 11:06 AM
More than 30 people were killed on Tuesday when a vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm.
15 Aug 2018 12:53 PM
The disaster occurred on highway that connects Italy to France and other vacation resorts on eve of a major Italian holiday on Wednesday.
14 Aug 2018 6:29 PM
Francis has convened an international meeting of bishops at the Vatican in October about youths and their faith.
12 Aug 2018 2:53 PM
Photos on social media showed a huge ball of fire and black smoke billowing into the sky at the scene of the crash.
06 Aug 2018 6:56 PM
The incident occurred when the train hit a large truck that had stopped on a level crossing, causing three carriages to come off the rails.
24 May 2018 2:15 PM
Pope Francis blamed lack of “truthful and balanced information” for misjudging the case of Bishop Juan Barros and Rev Fernando Karadima.
12 Apr 2018 2:44 PM
The result could leave Italy with a hung Parliament and difficult coalition talks lie ahead for parties vying to form the next government.
06 Mar 2018 12:42 PM
‘The aim of the blasphemy laws is crush people who believe differently.’
25 Feb 2018 4:17 PM
League leader Matteo Salvini distanced himself from the shooting, but blamed mass immigration for the tensions.
04 Feb 2018 5:06 PM
Passengers reported feeling the car shake for a few minutes before hearing a big bang, and then feeling the car crush in on them.
25 Jan 2018 4:19 PM
Pope Francis will seek to encourage reconciliation, dialogue following last week's tentative agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar.
27 Nov 2017 11:16 AM