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Pope Francis has described war as "the destruction of ourselves" during visits to a military cemetery and the site of a Nazi massacre in Rome. He laid flowers on 10 graves as he marked the Catholic A...

Pope Francis is urging priests and nuns to fight the temptation to talk about one another. The pontiff made an improvised speech marking the end of the Year of Consecrated Life where he told members ...

The Archbishop of Canterbury says "the most amazing thing happened" when he met the Pope in the Vatican. The Right Reverend Justin Welby said he "very cheekily" asked Pope Francis to record a video m...

Catholic bishops from across the Amazon have called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in the region, in a historic pro The majority of 180 bishops from nine ...

The decision by Pope Francis to recognise the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as "genocide" during a visit to Armenia has prompted an angr Nurettin Canikli, Turkey's deputy prim...

The Pope's stargazer is to visit Scotland to attend a series of events which aim to explore the evidence for God's existence. Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, has been in...

Pope Francis has launched a scathing attack on the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him saying some clergy lust for power at all costs and live hypocritical doub During his Christmas address to the ca...

A recent decision by the Pope to change the wording of the Lord's Prayer won't effect UK Catholic churches. Pope Francis officially re-wrote the line 'lead us not into temptation' after claiming that...

Pope Francis' chief bodyguard has resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five Holy See employees who were suspended as part of a financial The Vatican said on Monday that Vatica...

The Pope's latest intervention on child abuse days before his visit to Ireland is too little too late, a campaigner said. Pope Francis said the church had delayed action and urged a culture of care a...

Pope Francis will this morning release his encyclical on climate change, the highest form of papal decree.  It is a detailed document encouraging Catholics all over the world to act to halt climate ...

The man driving Pope Francis' popemobile during his visit to South American is claiming to have taken the 'best Papal selfie. Sebastián González snapped the image as the Holy Father waved the crowd...

The most senior Vatican official to be charged in connection with the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has appeared in court in Australia for the first time. The charges against Cardinal George Pell,...

A star studded football match organised by Pope Francis to promote peace around the world has been played in Rome. The 'Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace' brought together Christians, Muslims, Je...

An investigation by Associated Press has found that a hospital in Italy has been cutting corners and putting profit before lives. The Vatican's showcase Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital h...

The Vatican's children's hospital says its offer to take in terminally-ill boy Charlie Gard has been rejected by doctors in London. Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome says Great Ormond Street Hospital (GO...

Pope Francis has reached three million followers on his Instagram account.  He has been using the photo sharing social media app for 20 weeks and has posted material more than 140 times, including v...

Pope Francis' Lamborghini has been sold for $1.23million. The pontiff's new special edition Huracan sports car was auctioned off at Sotheby's to raise money for charities that help Christians.Aid to ...

The Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal is repeating his criticisms, saying the "scourge of homosexua Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano issued a...

Pope Francis's meeting with Kim Davis "should not be considered a form of support of her position", the Vatican has said. After days of confusion, a statement has been issued clarifying Francis's mee...