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Pope Francis has been trying out his skills with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, after the players paid him a visit in the Vatican on Wednesday. The Globetrotters tried to teach Pope Francis...

Pope Francis has told the Church to say sorry to gay and lesbian people, the poor, exploited and any others that feel marginalised by it. Speaking on his flight home from Armenia on Sunday he said he...

Pope Francis has thanked Iraqi Christians for giving witness to Christ in the region. The Holy Father has released a video message for believers in the country who are being targeted by Islamic State...

Pope Francis has urged the new American President Donald Trump to remember "the poor, the outcast and those in need" during his time in office. The pontiff also extended his "cordial good wishes" to ...

Pope Francis has criticised people who call themselves Christians but repeatedly do things contrary to the faith. The pontiff made the apparently unscripted comments in a private morning Mass inside ...

Pope Francis arrives in Armenia for a three-day visit on Friday. He will spend three days in the country and has already received a letter from neighbouring Azerbaijan, urging Pope Francis to call up...

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 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...

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 has landed in the Philippines for the final leg of his second tour to Asia. Around 50,000 police and soldiers are on the streets, in what is the country's biggest security operation to d...

Pope Francis is facing criticism in Brazil after it emerged he wrote a private letter to the country's embattled president Dilma Rousseff. She's facing impeachment and a possible criminal trial amid ...

Pope Francis tripped over a step and fell during a special mass for World Youth Day on Thursday. The pontiff missed a step and fell to the ground as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Ma...

The Pope has denounced the "scandalous" amounts of money which governments and world institutions have found to save ailing banks, but not suffering people. Pope Francis called these policies a "bank...

During his visit to the United States Pope Francis stopped in Philadelphia for an open air Mass. Francis blessed the crowds and kissed babies along his visit, however when he met baby girl Quinn Madd...

Pope Francis conducted a Mass in Georgia to a half-empty stadium. The pontiff's efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a setback after leaders of the denomination cho...

Pope Francis has welcomed 21 refugees to join him for lunch in the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta. The group ate in the building opposite St Peter's Basilica and spoke to the pope about their new lives i...

The pope has met a dog credited with rescuing a four-year-old year girl from the rubble of an Italian earthquake.  Rescue dog, Leo, found Giorgia in rubble in town of Pescara del Tronto, she was...

Pope Francis has questioned the hypocrisy of Christians who don't welcome refugees.  The pontiff was asked a question by an audience member at a meeting of Catholic and Lutheran pilgrims from Ge...

The pastor of murderer Oscar Pistorius has told South African court that his church is exploring the possibility of him teaching sports to children. Marius Nel was speaking on day two of Oscar Pistor...

A video has emerged showing an American pastor admitting that he punched a young boy because he was "pushing his buttons" and "not taking the Lord serious". "I punched him in the chest as hard as I c...