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Pope Francis has denounced all violence said to be done in the name of religion. Speaking during a visit to Rome's main synagogue on Sunday, he said: "Violence of man against man is in contradiction ...

Pope Francis has blessed Stephen Hawking and congratulated the atheist scientist on his work, during a gathering of scientists in Rome. Hawking, a physicist who has been outspoken in his belief God d...

It's thought Pope Francis may visit the UN headquarters in New York during 2015. The Vatican's representative to the United Nations has suggested that a visit on the coming 70th anniversary of the wo...

It's thought Pope Francis will get the chance to speak to the leadership in China during his upcoming trip to South Korea. His plane is due to use Chinese airspace and traditionally the Holy Father w...

New measures by Pope Francis to try and stop individuals wrongly being made saints have been unveiled by the Vatican. They say acknowledging an event as a miracle must be supported by either five-out...

Pope Francis has spoken out against rich bosses that exploit their workers calling them 'blood suckers'.  He said that exploiting the working people to enrich a person is "like sucking blood."Th...

Pope Francis has condemned the name of the US military's biggest non-nuclear explosive. The GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) had been dubbed "the mother of all bombs".The pontiff recently tol...

Pope Francis has been forced to cut short a visit to a typhoon-hit region of the Philippines because of stormy weather. The pontiff had to leave four hours ahead of schedule and told the crowd at the...

Circus acrobats performed for Pope Francis during his weekly audience, in what has become a regular feature of the Vatican festive season. A pair of acrobats dressed as lumbering polar bears announce...

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator p Victims then told the bishops of the s...

The Pope has denounced "fake news" as evil, and urged journalists to make it their mission to search for truth. After facing unprecedented bad press during his recently-concluded South American tour,...

Pope Francis has denounced the illegal logging and exploitation of Madagascar's unique natural resources as he opened a visit to the Indian Ocean nation. He also pleaded for the government to fight t...

The Pope has said countries have a responsibility to fight anti-Semitism and the "virus of indifference" threatening to erase the memory of the Holocaust. Francis' comments to an international confer...

Pope Francis has criticised the world's "great powers" for failing to take steps to stop the Holocaust, even though there was evidence to suggest Jews, Christia The pontiff said more should have been...

A meeting of all papal representatives in the Middle East began on 2nd October. The Pope has summoned his envoys to discuss the crisis facing the Church in that region, including the threat from Isla...

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met Pope Francis to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Vatican officials say the meeting in Rome focused on the ongoing war in the country and a way to find peace....

Pope Francis has donated €100,000 (£86,000) to help young couples in Syria who get married "despite the conflict". The donation was made on behalf of the Roman Curia at the end of the pontiff's Le...

Pope Francis has revealed he now wears the cross of an Iraqi priest who was killed for failing to renounce his Christian faith. The cross was apparently given to the pontiff by another Iraqi priest h...

Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Francis, who at the time was still Car...

Pope Francis is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving island of Catholicism as he embarks on the fir While Francis is building on two of hi...