Pope Francis

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

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)

Obamas to Host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23

The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.

03/26/2015

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Poll: 90 Percent Of US Catholics Have Favorable View Of Pope Francis

Almost two years after becoming the head of the Catholic Church, 90 percent of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view of Pope Francis.

03/13/2015

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.

02/05/2015

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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.

01/21/2015

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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.”

01/16/2015

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.

01/15/2015

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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.

12/22/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

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

11/28/2014

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.

08/29/2014

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