Pope Francis is pressing his anti-nuke campaign in his annual peace message
Pope Francis says small gestures can improve a city's life, as he spoke at a religious ceremony to mark the official start of Rome's Christmas season
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Social justice and environmental activists say they want a rally this week in Madrid to cap a year of massive marches demanding those in power take greater and fairer act...
Pope Francis is planning to change official Catholic Church teaching to declare the use and possession of atomic weapons “immoral,” to make clear that his rejection of th...
Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Japan in a very personal way, spending the morning with his Jesuit confreres in the community that would have been his own had hi...
A former Japanese professional boxer who spent 48 years in prison for murders he says he did not commit was among some 50,000 people greeting Pope Francis as he entered T...
Pope Francis’ homeland faces a complicated week of reckoning with the sex abuse scandal that has plagued the Roman Catholic Church
Pope Francis is denouncing what he called an “epidemic” of bullying that is tormenting young people in Japan and elsewhere
Pope Francis has met with victims of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power
Pope Francis is bringing his peace message to Nagasaki and Hiroshima on his first full day in Japan, paying homage to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombings and demandin...
An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis says he’ll return voluntarily to Argentina to respond to prosecutors’ accusations of sex abuse
Pope Francis will fulfill his dream to be a missionary in Japan when he arrives for a three-day visit with two main aims: to appeal for nuclear disarmament and minister t...
Sister Ana Rosa Sivori has taken something of a star turn during her second cousin’s visit to Thailand
Pope Francis is tending to the needs of the small Catholic flock in Thailand, meeting with priests, nuns and bishops to encourage them to spread the faith as their missio...
Pope Francis has called for migrants to be welcomed and for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he opened a visit to Thailand
Pope Francis has arrived in Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation
Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation
Pope Francis to start his visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500 years later it remains steeped blood...
Pope Francis has replaced the head of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency amid continuing fallout from a controversial Vatican police raid on his offices
Immigration, gun violence and clergy sex abuse on the agenda as US Catholic bishops open national meeting
For the first time, US Catholic bishops are expected to elect a Hispanic as their leader
Pope Francis is urging Bolivians, especially its politicians, to calmly await the outcome of a disputed election review
Pope Francis says he intends to go to this year to South Sudan, where efforts are underway to salvage a peace deal
Descendants of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec emperor Moctezuma have met in Mexico City to mark the 500th anniversary of their forebearers' first encounter
Pope Francis has appeared to wipe away tears at a ceremony in St. Peter's Square for the return of a Virgin Mary statue from Britons to Argentina