Pope Francis

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama shake hands during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

Pope Francis will address Congress on Sept. 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker John Boehner announced.


Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

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.


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Pope Strongly Defends Church Teaching Against Contraception

Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally in Asia’s largest Catholic nation to urge families to be “sanctuaries of respect for life.”


Pope Francis waves to the faithful upon his arrival in Manila city on Jan. 15, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (credit: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

Pope: ‘I Am Worried’ About Attacks Against Vatican, Faithful

Pope Francis believes there are limits to freedom of expression.


Pope Francis Shakes Hands

Former Cuban Political Prisoner: ‘I Am A Catholic Without A Pope’

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.



Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.


Pope Francis waves as he leads the weekly general audience at St Peter's square on Aug. 27, 2014 in Vatican City. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis Is ‘In The Crosshairs Of ISIS’

A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis.


Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope: Working On Sundays Harmful To Families, Friendships

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships.


ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR:  Pope John Paul II waves to the wellwisher 28 April 1989 upon his arrival in Antanarivo at the beginning of a 10-day Africa tour. The pontiff visited Madagascar, La RTunion, Zambia and Malawi from 28 April to 06 May. It was his 41st International Pastoral visit. (Photo credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics Rename Shrine for St. John Paul II in DC

Catholics in Washington are celebrating the sainthood of John Paul II by renaming a shrine devoted to his legacy.


Pope Francis leads the canonization mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints

Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church – an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.




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