Use COVID-19 crisis to create a more economically and environmentally just world, Pope Francis urges govts
Francis made the appeal in his annual foreign policy address to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, which was postponed after he suffered a bout of sciatica nerve pain
China and Vatican sign deal on appointment of bishops; Pope Francis recognises 7 clerics ordained by Beijing
An official statement said that China and the Vatican will continue to maintain contact and push forward the process of improving bilateral ties,
The Vatican on Friday urged Venezuela not to go ahead with installing a powerful new assembly sought by President Nicolas Maduro but challenged by his opponents.
Excommunication could be on the cards for mobsters and the corrupt following an international debate hosted by the Vatican
Pope Francis said Monday that reform of the Curia, the Church's governing body, would "move forward with determination, clarity and firm resolve", during his annual address to cardinals, bishops and priests running the Holy See.
Pope Francis on Monday received Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Vatican where they discussed the peace process in the island nation, the Holy See said.
Pope Francis on Tuesday launched an extraordinary Catholic Jubilee year of mercy by opening a "Holy Door" in the walls of St Peter's, embracing a 700-year-old tradition as he urged his Church to reach out to the modern world.
The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognises the State of Palestine, a move that gives legal weight to the Holy See's years-long recognition and that drew fast criticism from supporters of Israel.
In his homily, Francis called on people, himself included, to look into their own hearts to see how they are living their lives.
Pope Francis has sent what the Vatican calls initial assistance to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — $150,000 (120,000 euros) to help those left homeless.
Pope Francis says he wants a missionary church with a modern spirit that gives hope to the poor, young and elderly, speaking as key meetings begin on church reform.
The Vatican posted a 2.2 million euro ($2.85 million) budget surplus for 2012, an improvement from the previous year and some good news as it struggles to cope with a scandal involving its embattled bank.
Pope Francis inaugurated his papacy on Tuesday with an address calling for the defense of the weakest in society and of the environment, saying that otherwise the way was opened to death and destruction.
The Papal Conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Bishop of Rome. Bergoglio has chosen the name Francis.