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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Australian bishop who has been accused of being evasive over an abuse inquiry.  Brian Finnegan was accused of not sharing his knowledge of alleged pae...

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Cyprus next year. President Nicos Anastasiades made the announcement after talks with the pontiff in the Vatican on Monday. In 2020, Cyprus will mark ...

Pope Francis has added a fourth pathway to possible sainthood. People who live a good Catholic life and lay down their life to save others will now be eligible for beatification - the first step on t...

Pope Francis has admitted he made "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal and invited the abuse victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their In an extraordinary letter published o...

Pope Francis has allowed nuns and priests to kiss his papal ring during his weekly audience in St Peter's Square, two days after a video showing him pulling his Some conservative critics of the pope...

Pope Francis could be holding a meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of this month. The pontiff expects to meet with Russia later in the month because it is the current leader...

Pope Francis is to visit Ireland for six days in August, it has been confirmed. The 81-year-old Pontiff will arrive in Dublin on Saturday August 25 and will take part in the Festival of Families, a f...

Pope Francis has apologised for insisting victims of paedophile priests show "proof", saying he realises now it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he neve But he continued to defend Chilean bis...

Pope Francis has apologised to the Roma ethnic minority for their history of discrimination in Europe. The pontiff also paid homage to Romanian Catholics persecuted during communist rule as he wrappe...

Pope Francis has directly appealed for the release of an Indian priest who was kidnapped by terrorists in Yemen last month. Addressing faithful in St Peter's Square, the pontiff also called for the r...

Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia for a five-day visit in which he hopes to give an extra boost to the country's peace process and encourage reconciliation a Francis arrived on a flight from Rome ...

Pope Francis has arrived in the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius to celebrate its diversity and honour a 19th century French missionary who ministered to freed Thousands of Mauritians waved palm bra...

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 has used his general audience at the Vatican to ask Catholics to pray for him as he visits Albania. He is due to travel there on Sunday 21st September, in what will be his first European...

Nearly 400 people are confirmed dead and up to 900 are still missing after the building in Bangladesh collapsed last week. The Pontiff criticised companies that focus only on creating profits in a pr...

Fans of Leeds United have discovered an unexpected interest in the club after Pope Francis was presented with a football shirt at the Vatican in Rome. Owner, Andrea Radrizzani posted the news and a p...

As Dublin gears up for the pope's visit, a number of novelty times have gone on sale to celebrate the occasion. A Pope Francis bobble head figure which The Balla Ban Gallery in Dublin is giving away ...

Pope Francis has met with the Colombian president and his main political opponent to discuss the country's peace deal.  The pontiff invited President Juan Manuel Santos and his right-wing rival, for...

Pope Francis has told thousands of Ugandans and the world that Africa is the "continent of hope". The pontiff made the remark on the second leg of his Africa tour.Pope Francis visited Uganda Presiden...

Pope Francis demanded on Monday that world governments collectively commit to end rising world hunger by resolving the conflicts and climate change-related disa Francis drew a standing ovation on Mon...