After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and "imprison" the world with pessimism.

Pope poses for `selfies` after Palm Sunday homily

Pope Francis, marking Palm today in a packed St. Peter`s Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he hopped off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people in the crowd.

Pope Francis prays for world peace on Easter

Pope Francis, who celebrated his first Easter as pontiff on Sunday, used the occasion to pray for peace for the troubled regions of the world.