On March 27, Pope Francis was standing alone in an empty St Peter’s Square. Media from around the globe showed an iconic image of a man alone under the rain. Usually the Urbi et Orbi blessing is given on Christmas and Easter,
The apology offered by Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, to the indigenous people of Canada on their soil – the Pope is on a visit to Canada – for forcefully separating children of the indigenous people from their parents, forcing them not to speak their mother tongue, torturing them and burying
Asked by a reporter on the plane taking him from Rome to Malta if he was considering an invitation made by Ukrainian political and religious authorities, Francis answered: "Yes, it is on the table". He gave no further details.
Lebanon, home to one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East, has been gripped by an unprecedented economic downturn since 2019, with more than 80 percent of the population now living in poverty.
Pope Francis made a fervent appeal to help Pakistan fight the horror of floods. Others followed his call. As Europe battles an unusual drought Asian countries are tackling the fury of the floods. Heart-breaking pictures of victims are emerging from different parts of the country. The death toll is racing upwards. It has crossed
Pope Francis warned a nun not to bite him in a joking reference to his run-in with an overly zealous pilgrim last week, which saw him slap the woman's hand.
I think the Pope forgot he was being filmed losing his patience on New Year’s Eve when he was caught on camera slapping the hand of a female pilgrim during a walkabout in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
Pope Francis was walking through the square in Vatican City and greeting pilgrims on his way to see the large Nativity scene set up in the huge, cobbled esplanade.
"You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things, but the Lord continues to love you," the pontiff told crowds gathered at the Vatican for his Christmas Eve midnight mass.