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Pope Francis has again called for peace in Ukraine, as world leaders continue attempts to end fighting in the east of the country. The Vatican's press secretary Father Federico Lombardi spoke out on ...

The Pope's calling for prayer for five nuns who've been kidnapped in Syria. The women were reportedly taken from the Orthodox Monastery of Santa Tecla in Maaloula which is near Damascas.Premier's Mar...

Pope Francis has asked for prayer as he works to promote "peace and reconciliation" in Colombia.  Dear Friends, please pray for me and all of Colombia, where I will be travelling for a journey d...

Pope Francis has urged Bosnia's three main ethnic and religious groups to put the "deep wounds" of their pasts behind them and come together for peace. The pontiff addressed around 65,000 people in t...

Pope Francis has pressed for negotiations to avoid a "humanitarian catastrophe" from a looming battle in Syria. His plea follows the deaths of at least two military personnel who were killed in explo...

Pope Francis has called for a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons as he marked 70 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city, killing more than 70,000 people...

Pope Francis says he's a 'real wimp when' it comes to pain.  Speaking to Buenos Aires favela tabloid La Carcova News, the Pope admitted he may be assassinated and has received threats against hi...

Pope Francis has spoken on the phone to the family of an American journalist who was beheaded in Iraq. The Holy Father called James Foley's Catholic parents to 'offer his condolences and promise his ...

Pope Francis has described a Syrian Christian woman who was murdered for her faith as a martyr. He was speaking after meeting the woman's widowed husband on the Greek island of Lesbos over the weeken...

Pope Francis canonised two Palestinian nuns at the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father named the women saints in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square, just days after the Vatican formalised Palestine as...

Pope Francis has celebrated the Chicago Cubs baseball team's historic World Series win by posing with some of their gear. Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich visited him at the Vatican on Tuesday, wher...

The Pope has been celebrating Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community and meeting its priests and seminarians before returning to Rome. Local media reports say at least 25,000 were expected at Satur...

Pope Francis is changing Church law to fit in with his rule-breaking celebration of the Easter Week ritual of the washing of the feet.  Previously the Vatican rules for the Holy Thursday ritual ...

The pontiff says all Christians have a duty to pass on faith with courage. The Pope has urged the Church to be more 'courageous'.During a mass in Casa Santa Marta this morning, the pontiff argued tha...

Pope Francis has appeared to clarify remarks he made that Catholics did not need to breed like 'rabbits'. Speaking on the plane home from a trip to the Philippines the Pontiff said there would be no ...

The sister of an elderly priest killed by Islamic militants in northern France last year has been comforted by Pope Francis in Italy. During a service in Rome on Saturday evening, the pontiff held th...

Pope Francis has said abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.During an au...

Pope Francis has denounced gossip as a form of "terrorism" and is warning the faithful against telling lies. Francis explored the Catholic commandment against "bearing false witness" during his Wedne...

Pope Francis has said the world is guilty of "complicit silence" to the killing of Christians. The pontiff used his traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession to speak about the persecution of Chri...

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of sexual abuse by priests and subsequent cover-ups. Francis demanded accountability in response to new revelatio...