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Kurdish and Italian protesters have clashed with police as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the Pope in the Vatican to discuss the status of Jerusalem Officers in riot gear blocked around 1...

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 has revealed he was given donkey's milk as he was growing up. The pontiff said he was given it to supplement his mother's milk after being given a gift of two donkeys by an Italian compa...

Pope Francis has called on the young people of South America to take up his environmental protection campaign, saying the defence of God's creation is not just He's been speaking at Quito's Catholic...

Pope Francis has hinted that he will only be the leader of the world's Catholics for a few more years. In an interview to mark the second anniversary of his election he said: "I have the feeling that...

The Pope has said Catholics can uphold the principle of not using birth control without 'breeding like rabbits'. Speaking during a press conference on his flight home from a trip to the Philippines h...

Pope Francis has closed his traditional Sunday blessing by saying "nothing can justify" the use of chemical weapons against defenceless people, and called for t The Pope referred to news of dozens ki...

Pope Francis has called for people to "open the doors of their hearts" to refugees who are escaping poverty and war for a better life. The pontiff's message came as he met survivors of the Lampedusa ...

Pope Francis has asked the Church to pray for Mexico in remembrance of 43 students who disappeared in September. The students had travelled to Iguala to protest against what they believed were unfair...

Pope Francis has described the march of thousands of refugees into Europe as a "torrent of misery" and said that it tested religious faith.  He challenged Europeans to provide shelter for the thousa...

One of the Popemobiles used during Pope Francis' visit to the United States has been sold at auction for nearly £58,000. The Fiat 500L car was used by Pope Francis during his trip to the US last yea...

The 'Pope Francis effect' is helping counter negative images of the Catholic Church, according to new research. A new study has found that Catholic charities are being asked to do more with less fund...

Police in Pakistan are being accused of not properly investigating the alleged rape and murder of a teenager because he's a Christian. Zeeshan Masih, 14, was found hanging from a tree in August and p...

Police in Paris have stormed a church near to an apartment where an armed siege had been taking place. Officers forced entry to St Denys de l'Estrée Church in the Saint Denis area of the French capi...

Brazil police have used a church as a vantage point to shoot anti-austerity protesters. Security forces in Rio de Janeiro used a Catholic church in the city to shoot rubber bullets and fire tear gas ...

Bishops across Poland are due to meet on May, 22 to discuss better protection for minors following a recent documentary about a paedophilia in Poland's Catholic The crowd-funded documentary presents ...

As Poland prepares to celebrate more than 1,000 years of Catholicism in the country, the bishops there are reiterating their call for a total ban on abortion.&n Speaking in a statement ahead of the a...

A popular Polish cardinal who replaced Pope John Paul II when he left for the Vatican has died. Cardinal Franciszek Macharski was 89 and died at hospital.He had been visted by Pope Francis five days ...

Tens of thousands of Catholics in Poland gathered at locations along the country's 2,000-mile border on Saturday to pray for the salvation of the country and th While the church leaders who organised...