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Pope Francis has reaffirmed the "primacy" of using conscience to handle tough moral questions in a message on The Joy Of Love, his document which prompted warni Francis told a conference of Italian b...

Pope Francis have given a scathing critique of the way Europe has handled the migrant crisis as he accepted a prize for promoting European unity. The continent's people "are tempted to yield to our o...

The Pope has celebrated Mass at a former military base in Chile that not only lies on land contested by the indigenous Mapuche people, but was also a detention Leading around 150,000 people in praye...

Pope Francis has enlisted the international best-selling Canadian author and environmental activist Naomi Klein for the Vatican's latest conference on climate c Naomi Klein will lead the Holy See's m...

Celibate Catholics experiencing "deep-seated homosexual tendencies" will not be allowed into the priesthood, the Pope has restated. A newly-updated document by the Vatican concerning the training of ...

Pope Francis has refused to describe Islam as "terrorist" saying "it's not right to identify Islam with violence". On a press conference during a flight back to Rome from Poland the pontiff was asked...

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a kno Barbarin had travelled to the Vatican ...

Pope Francis has said his care and concern for poor people is a 'touchstone' of his Christian faith and not some communist-inspired ideology. The Holy Father has been accused by some U.S. conservativ...

A CD featuring the voice of Pope Francis over a selection of different music has been release in Italy. 'Wake Up' is a collection of 11 tracks, including pop and rock music, holy chants and parts of ...

Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The Vatican said that Francis has written to Chile...

The man in control of how Catholic mass and other sacraments are celebrated has been let go from Rome. Pope Francis has sent Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera back to Spain six years after he was ap...

The Pope has raised the prospect of married men becoming priests. The pontiff has requested a debate over allowing married men in the Amazon region of Brazil to be ordained if they are men of great f...

Newspaper reports suggest the Pope decided to resign after finding it difficult to deal with Vatican infighting. Newspaper reports have suggested the Pope decided to resign after finding it difficult...

Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador for the start of his nine-day pastoral pilgrimage to his native continent of South America. Speaking from Mariscal Sucre airport outside Ecuador's capital Quito, h...

Pope Francis has urged inmates at a Rome prison to never let their hopes be clouded like cataracts cloud the eyes - and revealed that he suffers from the condit Francis disclosed the news as he bid f...

Pope Francis revived a sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilea The announcement of the new members of...

Pope Francis says he has no intention of removing a Roman Catholic rule which requires priests to abstain from marriage and sex. But the pontiff also said he remained open to investigating the possib...

Pope Francis is understood to be ready to accept an invitation to visit North Korea, a senior South Korean official has told reporters. Lee Hae-chan was quoted by the Seoul-based Yonhap news agency a...

Pope Francis has advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one's whole life. Francis said during a homily on Saturday to mark Epiphany that people "often make do"...

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness from refugees in Bangladesh for the hurt and persecution they have endured, and spoke the word he had avoided days earlie In a deeply moving encounter in Dhaka,...