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Pope Francis has spoken on the phone to the family of an American journalist who was beheaded in Iraq. The Holy Father called James Foley's Catholic parents to 'offer his condolences and promise his ...

Pope Francis has described a Syrian Christian woman who was murdered for her faith as a martyr. He was speaking after meeting the woman's widowed husband on the Greek island of Lesbos over the weeken...

Pope Francis canonised two Palestinian nuns at the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father named the women saints in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square, just days after the Vatican formalised Palestine as...

Pope Francis has celebrated the Chicago Cubs baseball team's historic World Series win by posing with some of their gear. Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich visited him at the Vatican on Tuesday, wher...

The Pope has been celebrating Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community and meeting its priests and seminarians before returning to Rome. Local media reports say at least 25,000 were expected at Satur...

Pope Francis is changing Church law to fit in with his rule-breaking celebration of the Easter Week ritual of the washing of the feet.  Previously the Vatican rules for the Holy Thursday ritual only...

The pontiff says all Christians have a duty to pass on faith with courage. The Pope has urged the Church to be more 'courageous'.During a mass in Casa Santa Marta this morning, the pontiff argued tha...

Pope Francis has appeared to clarify remarks he made that Catholics did not need to breed like 'rabbits'. Speaking on the plane home from a trip to the Philippines the Pontiff said there would be no ...

The sister of an elderly priest killed by Islamic militants in northern France last year has been comforted by Pope Francis in Italy. During a service in Rome on Saturday evening, the pontiff held th...

Pope Francis has said abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.During an au...

Pope Francis has denounced gossip as a form of "terrorism" and is warning the faithful against telling lies. Francis explored the Catholic commandment against "bearing false witness" during his Wedne...

Pope Francis has said the world is guilty of "complicit silence" to the killing of Christians. The pontiff used his traditional Good Friday Colosseum procession to speak about the persecution of Chri...

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of sexual abuse by priests and subsequent cover-ups. Francis demanded accountability in response to new revelatio...

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."The ex...

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...