part of a vibrant and popular vatican tradition, the pope francis' new swiss guards have been sworn in. the guard is made up of 110 men who come to rome from switzerland to protect the pontiff.
a tired and sombre-looking pope francis led a palm sunday service before more than 100,000 people, opening two packed weeks of activities including easter and the canonisation of two popes.
the world's 1.2 billion catholics have been studying the content of the first major interview of pope francis.
pope francis has used his first christmas day address to call for dialogue to end the conflict in south sudan and all wars. speaking to tens of thousands of people in st peter's square, he also mentioned the central african republic, the democratic republic of congo, nigeria and iraq.
pope francis has called on people across latin america to use the gospel to unite our hopes, concerns, ideals and even utopian visions. speaking in the ecuadorian capital quito on tuesday (july 7), the pontiff praised the conviction and strength in what he called the cry for freedom during the region's struggle for independence against european powers two-hundred years ago.
german chancellor angela merkel flew to rome to meet pope francis just days after he made a speech calling for financial reform.
pope francis has wound up his three-day trip to the holy land. on his last day, he prayed at the western wall, the only remains of the biblical second temple and left a note inside an envelope in one of the cracks between the stones, as is customary.
known for his straight talking, it was a typically friendly but forthright pope francis who spoke to journalists as he flew back to rome from manila at the end of his asia tour. amid the row over caricatures of the prophet mohammad, he defended freedom of expression but added: i cannot insult and provoke a person continually because i risk making them angry and i risk getting a reaction that is not correct.
winding up his homecoming tour to latin america, pope francis appealed to world leaders to seek a new economic model to help the poor.on saturday he had called for an end to policies that sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.
pope francis met palestinian president mahmoud abbas on saturday and called him an 'angel of peace'. the meeting at the vatican came days after it announced a treaty that makes formal its recognition of the state of palestine and hours before a ceremony abbas will attend to make saints of two palestinian-born nuns.
pope francis has welcomed russian president vladimir putin at the vatican for their first- ever meeting. talks between the two leaders focused on syria with the pope stressing the need to end the violence and bring assistance to the civilian population. they also exchanged gifts. in return for a ceramic mosaic of the vatican gardens, putin presented francis with an image of the icon of the madonna of vladimir.
a bread tank has appeared in rio de janiero to highlight food hunger during pope francis' visit to the capital of brazil. the international charitable foundation, the world future council, brought it's life-sized tank made of bread to underprivileged varginha hoping the pope would take a moment to take a look at the symbol as he made his way through the neighbourhood.
pope francis is laying down the law in the vatican. he has announced reforms on laws governing child abuse to penalties for staff who leak confidential information.
he is 77-years-old. she is a decade older. but both pope francis and britain's queen elizabeth seemed in fine form as they met for the first time, joined by the monarch's 92-year-old husband prince philip.
katolik aleminin ruhani lideri vatikan devlet başkanı papa francis türkiye'ye geldi. papa'nın ankara'daki ilk durağı anıtkabir oldu. papa anıtkabir’e kırmızı beyaz karanfillerle hazırlanmış ve üzerinde ingilizce ' pope francis ' yazan çelengi bıraktıktan sonra geri geri giderek, yaklaşık bir dakika anıtmezar önünde bekleyip dua etti. papa'nın çevirmenliğini ise ünlü oyuncu serra yılmaz yapıyor. - 28.11.2014
pope francis has marked the first anniversary of his election as head of the catholic church with a tweet from his retreat outside the vatican.
in the town of assisi preparations are underway for the friday visit of pope francis, named after its patron saint. 700 journalists are expected to accompany the pontiff on his first visit to the town of st francis.
the life of pope francis is set to be told on the big screen. a film company in argentina has announced that production is due to begin soon on a movie about the pontiff. the crew says the film will focus on the pope’s life before the vatican. pope francis was brought up in buenos aires, where he later became archbishop.
pope francis has met with some of rome's migrants and refugees, urging them not to lose hope for a better world. he was marking this year's 'world day' when both groups are remembered by the church.
thundering harley harley davidson motorbike engines resonated around the vatican as hundreds of bikers received a blessing from pope francis.
the catholic pope has called on world leaders in the west to reconsider their response to the chemical attack in syria.
a pizza delivery with a difference.... pope francis was handed the drive-by delicacy while on a visit to naples. he's recently complained of not being able to pop-out to get his favourite snack as he used to.
pope francis has been to a former war zone during his visit to sri lanka, denouncing what he called the evil conflict that tore open the country's heart.
pope francis has spoken out against a trend in latin america towards legalising drugs as a way of fighting addiction.
it was a landmark crossing for pope francis, as he visited the tiny island of lampedusa, off sicily - on his first official trip outside rome.
as the clocks struck midnight on december 31, people celebrated the new year around the world with fireworks, festivities and prayers. in new york, more than one million people packed into the streets of midtown manhattan to welcome 2014 - and see the new year glittering ball drop over time square, a big apple tradition.
pope francis has urged his cardinals in the roman catholic church to avoid intrigue, gossip and cliques. the pontiff delivered his message in a sunday sermon to welcome the men into the elite group which helps run the church in the vatican and around the world.
sending a message of radical humility latin america's first pope, francis 1 has begun his reign at the vatican.
pope francis has canonised some 800 italians killed in the 15th century for refusing to convert to islam, noting that many christians still face persecution.
a church procession in southeren italy has been used by mobsters in an act of defiance to pope francis. members of the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate detoured the march, bringing it to a halt outside the house of their convicted boss.
the vatican has denied that footage of pope francis taken last sunday of him placing his hands on a disabled boy's head shows him performing an exorcism.
time magazine have named pope francis as their person of the year. the publication has credited him with changing the perception of millions who had become disillusioned with the vatican.
a new wave of hundreds of immigrants has arrived in lampedusa, off sicily. 340 people arrived on wednesday, a day after pope francis visited the island.
the queen and king of jordan have been at the vatican to meet with pope francis.
pope john paul ii offered the archbishop of buenos aries jorge mario bergoglio the red cap of cardinal at an ordinary consistory on february 21, 2001.
the embalmed body of a pope who died 38 years ago, john xxiii, in his sealed crystal coffin, lies at the altar of the chapel of saint jerome in saint peter's basilica. exhumed, he is honoured. he was known as 'good pope john'.
Pope Francis has urged Brazil's young people to continue their efforts to change society, by fighting apathy and offering a 'Christian response'
pope francis' weekly address had a festive atmosphere as thousands gathered in st peter's square to celebrate his 78th birthday. the celebrations were tailored to make him feel at home, with a mass argentinian tango and a cup of mate tea typical of his birthplace. despite the high spirits, the pope took the time to pay tribute to the multiple victims of this week's terror attacks:
in some impromptu comments on the plane journey home from brazil, pope francis has said homosexuals should not be marginalised but integrated into society.
cumhurbaşkanı recep tayyip erdoğan ve papa franciscus cumhurbaşkanlığı sarayı'ndaki görüşmenin ardından ortak basın toplantısı düzenledi. cumhurbaşkanı erdoğan'ın konuşmasında öne çıkan bazı ifadeler şöyle: yaptığımız görüşmede farklı düşündüğümüz konu, hemen hemen hiç yok. dünyadaki bu olaylara bakışta aynı şeyleri paylaşıyoruz. terörle mücadeleki bakışımız aynı, dünyada özellikle şiddete yönelik bakışımız aynı, paranın egemenliğine yönelik bakışımız aynı. papa franciscus da ' bizim diyaloğa ihtiyacımız var çünkü birçok ortak değerimiz var. aynı zamanda bu diyalog sükunetle farklılıklara değer vererek onlardan ders çıkarmaya faydalı olmalıdır. sağlam bir barış inşa etmek çabasını sabırla ileri götürmemiz gerekiyor. bu barış insanlığın onuruna bağlı olan hedefler ve temel haklara saygı üstüne kurulmalıdır ' dedi. - 28.1