Pope Francis

Pope in Egypt: 'Violence cannot be in God's name'

Catholic pontiff's two-day visit is aimed at fostering peace between the Muslim and Christian-minority community.

Inside Story

What can Pope Francis achieve in Egypt?

Pontiff says his trip to Egypt where Orthodox Christians are increasingly targeted is journey of "unity and fraternity".

Europe

Pope pleads for forgiveness over Rwanda genocide

Catholic church was accused of being close to Hutu-led government in 1994 when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed.

 Pope apologises for church's role in Rwanda genocide

Pope Francis

Pope criticises Myanmar atrocities against Rohingya

Francis says community members targeted 'simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith'.

Pope Francis decries atrocities on Rohingya Muslims

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Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

Declining to directly pass judgment on US President Trump, the pope condemned border walls being built.

Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

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Pope Christmas message: Time for weapons to be still

"It is time for weapons to be still for ever and actively seek negotiated solution," Francis says in Vatican address.

Pope urges end to Syria fighting in Christmas message

Europe

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Nominees from far-flung places include 13 cardinals under 80 years old who could potentially succeed present pontiff.

Vatican: Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Georgia

Orthodox Church snubs pope on Georgia visit

Mass conducted in near-empty stadium in Tbilisi as local patriarchate declines to take part over "dogmatic differences".

Vatican

Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint

The nun, who is a role model for millions of Catholics, is declared a saint only 19 years after her death.

Politics

Pope Francis: Not right to identify Islam with violence

The pope says it is not fair to speak about violence by Muslims without talking about violence committed by Catholics.

Pope Francis: Not right to identify Islam with violence

Armenia

Pope Francis calls on Armenia and Turkey to reconcile

Leader of the Catholic Church calls for Armenia and Turkey to lay aside their differences and strive to be peacemakers.

Pope Francis calls on Armenia and Turkey to reconcile

Turkey

Pope calls mass killings of Armenians 'genocide'

During his visit to Yerevan, leader of the Catholic Church describes 1915 killing as great catastrophe of last century.

Pope Francis speaks of 'genocide' in Armenia

Vatican

Pope to Italian children: Refugees are not dangerous

Pope Francis underscores plight of young refugees at meeting with hundreds of children at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: Refugees not dangerous, but in danger

Politics

Pope in historic talks with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Unexpected meeting between Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb followed easing of tensions during reign of Benedict.

Pope in historic talks with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Politics

Pope Francis: Being a migrant is not a crime

Pontiff urges European leaders to 'tear down' walls put up to keep refugees fleeing wars out of the continent.

Pope Francis: Being a migrant is not a crime