John L. Allen Jr., a veteran Vatican watcher, said the pope has been making calls to his Jesuit contacts to learn more about the church in the United States and is self-conscious about his English.
A group of Jewish high school students from Long Island got a special meeting with Pope Francis.
Pope Francis and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have denounced the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State militants, with Dolan saying the attacks threaten “civilization itself.”
Speaking an event at the Vatican this week, the pope said it’s acceptable for parents to spank their children, as long as it doesn’t demean them and is not done in the face.
Pope Francis will be visiting the U.S. in September and will be making a stop in New York – but just what will he do?
Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.
Pope Francis will be stopping in New York City during his trip to the United States this year.
On a flight to the Philippines, the pope took questions, and raised eyebrows.
In Bethlehem, thousands from many religions attended midnight Mass inside the Church of the Nativity — the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.
Gracie West, 11, recently returned from a visit to the Vatican where Pope Francis bestowed his blessings.
Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.
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Francis confirmed Monday that he will attend the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia in September 2015. Detailed plans for the visit won’t be announced until the spring or summer.