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Pope Francis has told priests they have the discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions, during the Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year. The pontiff said in a letter that woman would...

Pope Francis and President Obama have agreed a 'common commitment' to tackle human trafficking. Pope Francis and President Obama have agreed a 'common commitment' to tackle human traff...

Pope Francis has done more for women working in the Vatican than any Pope before him according to an author and journalist from Vatican Radio. Austrian journalist Gudrun Sailer said that: "There is a...

The Pope has denounced the "scandalous" amounts of money which governments and world institutions have found to save ailing banks, but not suffering people. Pope Francis called these policies a "bank...

The Pope has met with victims of church abuse and mistreatment in Ireland after expressing pain and shame over failures to tackle the scandals. The 90-minute private encounter with eight survivors at...

Pope Francis has urged all those taking part in the "two Koreas" summit to have the courage to be "artisans of peace". The pontiff on Wednesday asked for prayers for "both those of the South and of t...

Pope Francis has joined the social media website Instagram. His first post on the image sharing site was him kneeling and the text asked users to pray for him.Francis joins Instagram almost three yea...

The American Circus has entertained Pope Francis and other onlookers in St Peter's Square. It was part of his weekly General Audience, which is well known for welcoming performing arts troupes. Only ...

Pope Francis says that he has not watched television in 25 years, after making a promise during prayers. In an interview with an Argentinian newspaper, La Voz Del Pueblo, he also said he had never us...

Pope Francis has used a Good Friday ceremony to decry "all the crosses" of suffering in the world. He included those borne by migrants who find doors closed due to "political calculations" and childr...

During his visit to the United States Pope Francis stopped in Philadelphia for an open air Mass. Francis blessed the crowds and kissed babies along his visit, however when he met baby girl Quinn Madd...

Pope Francis is holding special collection today throughout Europe's Roman Catholic churches to raise funds for people affected by the war in Ukraine. Earlier in April he asked tens of thousands of p...

Pope Francis conducted a Mass in Georgia to a half-empty stadium. The pontiff's efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a setback after leaders of the denomination cho...

Pope Francis has met with victims of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power as it considers the planet Francis recalled that Japan's Catholic...

The pope has concluded his five-day visit to Mexico by spreading a message of love and compassion for all of its people as well as migrants who use Mexico as a Some are branding Pope Francis' brief ...

Pope Francis has welcomed 21 refugees to join him for lunch in the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta. The group ate in the building opposite St Peter's Basilica and spoke to the pope about their new lives i...

The Pope made history on Thursday after being the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress in the United States (U.S). He urged politicians to defend and preserve the dignity o...

Pope Francis has added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints at an open air Mass in Fatima. The young siblings' visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago made the town one ...

Pope Francis marked Pentecost on Sunday during a Mass service attended by thousands of people in St Peter's Square. He described two temptations Christians must avoid in order to be a "new" people an...

The pope has met a dog credited with rescuing a four-year-old year girl from the rubble of an Italian earthquake.  Rescue dog, Leo, found Giorgia in rubble in town of Pescara del Tronto, she was the...