- The Philadelphia InquirerMay 10 12:29 AM
Pope Francis, on his first papal trip abroad, frazzled his security detail in Rio de Janeiro by pushing his open-air Popemobile so deep into the frenzy of adoring fans - some of whom were able to touch him - that the vehicle was stopped dead, completely surrounded by the swarm.
- ABC 7 Gulfshore NewsMay 18 03:41 PM
Pope Francis leads his first Good Friday mass as pope at St. Peters Basilica. March 29, 2013 Pope Francis greets the faithful in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday July 25, 2013. He is in Brazil for the 28th Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival. This marks his first foreign trip as Pope.
- National Catholic ReporterMay 09 04:15 AM
Pope Francis touches a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the start of a Mass in honor of Mary on Oct. 13, 2013, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS/Paul Haring)
- Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsMay 11 12:46 PM
Cuban President Raúl Castro's personal words this weekend about the pope’s influence on his own spiritual life points to the impact Francis is having as an evangelist for the Catholic faith – a primary reason, many believe, he was chosen to lead the church two years ago. On his way back from attending the Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square this weekend, Mr. Castro stopped by the Vatican ...
- Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceMay 13 03:00 PM
Pope Francis will denounce the inequalities of capitalism when he becomes the first pontiff to address Congress on his visit to the U.S. in September, according to his closest adviser. On his election as leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Francis called for “a poor church for the poor,” setting a humbler tone for his papacy that began with his decision to live in a modest residence.
- The Christian Science MonitorMay 11 08:00 PM
Cuban President Raúl Castro has joined the growing ranks of world leaders inspired by Pope Francis's message of compassion and humility.
- AFP via Yahoo! NewsMay 06 06:15 PM
Pope Francis will visit Chile in 2016, the South American country confirmed, after a meeting in Rome between its foreign minister and his Vatican counterpart. The confirmation follows comments by the pope during a January visit to the Philippines, where he said he planned to travel to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay in 2016. Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz and Vatican Secretary of State ...
- ABC 7 Gulfshore NewsApr 29 06:47 PM
Pope Francis on Thursday emphasized church advancement in his first Mass with the cardinals who elected him as pontiff a day earlier. Pope Francis leads his first Good Friday mass as pope at St. Peters Basilica.
- UPIMay 07 04:27 AM
Andrew V. Pestano WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Pope Francis will send "missionaries of mercy" to absolve women for having abortions during a Holy Year of Mercy beginning in December.
- Reuters via Yahoo! SportsMay 20 06:22 PM
By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Unless the world of soccer shifts on its axis at the end of this month, Sepp Blatter will be re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term at the annual congress of world soccer's governing body in Zurich. It is almost inconceivable that any of the 79-year-old's three challengers, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan of FIFA's executive committee, Dutch FA ...