Pope Francis ''not an actor'' says Vatican, on movie debut reports

Pope Francis ''not an actor'' says Vatican, on movie debut reports

Pope Francis is expected to appear in a spiritual film aimed at children, Italian producers said on Monday.

Okay to be sinner, but not to be corrupt: Pope Francis

It is acceptable to sin often and seek forgiveness but not be corrupt and to no longer see the need to atone for one`s sins, Pope Francis said.

Circus performers ''champions of beauty'': Pope Francis

Circus performers ''champions of beauty'': Pope Francis

'You are champions of beauty: You make beauty, and beauty is good for the soul.'

Pope, on Christmas, urges return to essential values

Pope Francis led the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Thursday, urging those "intoxicated" by possessions and superficial appearances to return to the essential values of life.

Mother Teresa likely be declared saint next year, Pope recognises second miracle

Mother Teresa likely be declared saint next year, Pope recognises second miracle

Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the beloved nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, the archbishop of Kolkata said Friday. 

Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops conference, said on its website that Pope Francis had earlier on Thursday approved a decree recognising a miracle attributed to her intercession with God.

We need a 'tenderness revolution' amid the cruel news: Pope

Pope Francis says the world needs a "revolution of tenderness" amid all the news of cruelty and atrocities.

Neurotic priests scare me, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday described some Catholic priests as so scary and neurotic he keeps well away from them.

Pope's security detail nearly doubled; Italy bans drones

Pope Francis' personal security detail was nearly doubled during his general audience on Wednesday.

Pope terms Paris attack 'piecemeal Third World War'

Pope Francis said the attacks are "not human".

Pope presses reform agenda amid new Vatican scandal

Pope presses reform agenda amid new Vatican scandal

Pope Francis insisted today that the Catholic Church shun all temptations of power, prestige and money as he pressed his reform agenda amid a new scandal at the Vatican.

'Spying' on the Pope Francis: Vatican leaks reveal dirtydealings

'Spying' on the Pope Francis: Vatican leaks reveal dirtydealings

Francesca Chaouqui andVallejo Balda were arrested for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents.

Vatican scandal heats up with revelations of greed, intrigue

Pope Francis has made it a top priority to reform the Vatican bureaucracy known as the Curia, a hive of intrigue and gossip.

Pope Francis's Central Africa trip still on cards despite violence

Pope Francis's Central Africa trip still on cards despite violence

The Pope is expected in the chronically unstable former French colony from November 28 to 29.

Christians must move with times: Pope

Christians must adapt as times change, protected by their unwavering faith in Jesus, Pope Francis has said.

Pope invites prayers for peace in Middle East, Africa

Pope Francis has urged Catholic church leaders to join him in prayers for peace and reconciliation in Middle East and Africa.

Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast

The bishops' meeting is discussing how to better minister to families facing issues big and small.

Pope urges Church to move ahead as gay issue overshadows synod

Pope Francis said on Monday that the Church was "not a museum" but a place for progress, as members of a key synod started three weeks of debate aimed at reshaping Catholic teaching on the family.

Bishops who covered up for abuse guilty of wrongdoing: Pope Francis

 Pope Francis has defended his words of consolation to US bishops over the priest sex abuse scandal but said - for the first time - that those who covered up for abusers are guilty of wrongdoing.

Vatican hopes Pope's Cuba trip helps end US embargo

 The Vatican said on Thursday it hoped Pope Francis`s trip to Cuba would help bring an end to a 53-year-old U.S. embargo and lead to more freedom and human rights on the communist island.