If there’s one thing the Philippines wasn’t ready for during the Pontiff’s five-day visit, it was his extreme level of cuteness.
A multitude of the faithful waited in the rain to see the Pope Sunday.
Forgive us, Father, for we have thirst.
Haiyan survivors are worried the Pope won’t witness the real impact of 2013’s climate disaster. So they made a video.
“One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith,” he said, according to NBC News. As an example, he said, if someone insults his mother, “he can expect a punch.”
Manila’s traffic police will do away with potty breaks to honor the Pope round the clock.
The Hollywood star met with the leader of the Catholic Church after screening her film Unbroken at the Vatican.
The Pontiff’s Christmas greetings didn’t carry the usual festive tone.
The pope sent an extraordinary letter to both Obama and Castro over the summer. The letter “gave us greater impetus and momentum for us to move forward,” the administration official said.
The Catholic Church asked that America’s women religious “carefully review their spiritual practices and ministry.”
From small embraces to acts of heroism: There should be no doubt that animals have souls.
This is what the Pope’s incredible new decree means for you and the animals in your life.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church made the comments last week in the Vatican.
Ulrike Lunacek said that she was disappointed the pope isn’t doing more for LGBT and women’s rights.
The rocker was invited by Pope Francis to appear in the Concerto di Natale in Rome on December 13th.
The pontiff will make his first visit to the U.S. in September 2015 when he arrived in Philadelphia.
Cardinal Raymond Burke has been a major thorn in the Pontiff’s side while he seeks to modernize the Catholic Church.
“When we read the account of creation in Genesis, we risk thinking that God was a magician, complete with a magic wand, able to do everything,” he said. “But it is not like that.”
At the request of many readers, BuzzFeed News has published a full transcript of its interview with Cardinal Burke in which he confirms his removal from the Catholic Church’s highest court.
In a new report, Catholic Church leaders state that “homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community.”
In the name of the Diego, the Armando, and the Maradona. Amen.
Mariam Ibrahim and her children — including her infant daughter, who was born in a Sudanese jail — were blessed by the pontiff after fleeing Sudan.
“Such a humanitarian emergency demands as a first urgent measure that these minors be protected and duly taken in,” the pope said.
Some are calling the meeting a publicity stunt, which the Vatican strongly denies.
The fact that Vatican City is just a walk across the bridge from Italy’s Parliament goes a long way to explain why Italy is still the only nation in Western Europe with no partnership rights for same-sex couples — but that may be about to change.
All the burning questions the Pope didn’t ask for.
Pope Francis announced Monday he will meet with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican after comparing the “ugly crime” to performing “a satanic Mass.”