12:28 PM EDT 07/11/2014
Originally posted 07/07/2014 11:45AM
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors – but a victim spokesman called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."
Originally posted 06/22/2014 07:20AM
Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy's biggest crime syndicate, met the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region's drug war, and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Originally posted 05/19/2014 07:00AM
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Originally posted 04/27/2014 09:00AM
Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.
Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00AM
Thousands pack into St. Peter's Square on Easter, victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are memorialized and more breathtaking images from around the globe
Originally posted 04/16/2014 10:00AM
Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
Originally posted 04/03/2014 05:00PM
What do you give to the head of the Roman Catholic Church?
Originally posted 03/27/2014 01:00PM
The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience, but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element. A metal support stilt holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift – a chest of seeds from the White House garden – twice crashed onto the marble floor of the pope's library when photographers banged into the table holding it.
"These, I think, are carrots," Obama told the pope as he pulled out a blue velvet pouch from the seed chest.
Originally posted 03/24/2014 03:00PM
Motorcycles, swearing and selfies, oh my! Pope Francis continues to prove that the head of the Catholic Church can be full of surprises.
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