All of Pope Francis’ Easter services next month will be held without the faithful attending due to the coronavirus outbreak, Vatican said on Sunday, in a step believed to be unprecedented in modern times. The services, four days of major...
French President Emmanuel Macron held an "intense" meeting with Pope Francis during his first official visit to the Vatican yesterday (26 June), discussing global issues including the fate of migrants coming to Europe.
The Vatican voiced hope that Britain will stay in the European Union following a referendum this year or next, while Goldman Sachs offered a "substantial six-figure sum" to a group campaigning for Britain to stay.
Pope Francis and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced their shock on Tuesday over migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, and agreed on the need for tackling global warming, just weeks before the Vatican issues an official opinion on the controversy.
Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday (12 April) by calling the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century", prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred.
Challenged to comment on Pope Francis' recent comment that Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits”, Melinda Gates told a Brussels audience that women in developing countries should be educated, and use modern methods of contraception in family planning.
The leaders of the European institutions sent messages of congratulations to newly elected Pope Francis. Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina becomes the first Latin American to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church.