Pope Francis: Put Down Your Phones In ChurchCell phones in church are a "very ugly thing," according to the pope. He told his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square that it upsets him when he looks out at the congregation and sees hundreds even thousands of people taking pictures and recording video during Mass.
Life-Size Pope Francis Cutout Returned A Day After Being Stolen From N.J. ChurchA life-size cutout of Pope Francis has was returned to a church in Gloucester County, New Jersey a day after being stolen, police said.
President Trump Calls Meeting With Pope Francis At The Vatican 'Honor Of A Lifetime'The president was welcomed by the Swiss Guard and then taken to meet Pope Francis, where the two men shook hands and posed for photographs ahead of a private meeting behind closed doors.
President Trump Meeting Pope Francis At The Vatican This MonthPope Francis will meet with President Donald Trump at the Vatican later this month.
Christians In NYC And Abroad Celebrate Easter SundayA crowded filled St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on Sunday morning, with all eyes on Pope Francis as he leads Easter Mass.
Christians Mourn Egypt Church Bombing Victims On Palm SundayPalm Sunday focuses on Jesus' last days before he was crucified. The day is significant because it represents the beginning of Holy Week, ending with Easter Sunday.
Pope Says He's Open To Letting Married Catholic Men Become PriestsThe church currently allows married priests who convert to Catholicism to continue serving, but does not allow married Catholic men to take holy orders.
Pope Francis Wishes Christmas Peace To Those Suffering Through WarPope Francis has wished Christmas peace for people scarred by wars and those who lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing "fear and death'' in many cities and countries.
Pope Francis Eats With The Homeless On 80th BirthdayThe pontiff received more than 70,000 email messages wishing him a happy birthday, as well as telephone calls and telegrams from world leaders and religious figures.
Martin Scorsese Presents Pope Francis With Japanese Paintings At Vatican MeetingPope Francis has met with director Martin Scorsese, whose new film, "Silence,'' about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, was screened this week in Rome.
Pope Francis Says Priests Can Continue To Forgive AbortionsPope Francis also wrote: "I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life."
Pope Taps New Cardinal To Lead Newark Archdiocese As He Remakes US ChurchPope Francis on Monday tapped one of his new cardinals, Joseph Tobin, to replace the Newark archbishop who has been criticized for allegedly mishandling sex-abuse cases and spending lavishly on his retirement home.