As a former club bouncer and chemical engineer, the pope’s past is a frequent source of surprises.
Trump left Spicer, a Catholic, out of his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican in May.
Most people use the word “saint” to refer to someone who is exceptionally good or “holy.” In the Catholic Church, however, a “saint” has a more specific meaning: someone who has led a life of “heroic virtue.”
Cardinal George Pell is on a leave of absence from the Vatican, where he serves as Treasurer for the pontiff.
The Argentine pope, who has already made more than 800 saints, has opened a fourth way to attain the status.
The pope has stepped in decisively on the church’s crisis in Ahiara, where priests have refused to accept their bishop for the past four years.
Thousands of children died in Catholic Church ran Indian Residential Schools over a century.
The president described the meeting with the head of the Catholic Church as the "honor of a lifetime."
Trump reading the pope's encyclical on climate change is about as likely as the pope binge-watching a season of "Celebrity Apprentice."
Donald will meet with Italian officials, Ivanka with victims of human trafficking and Melania will visit a hospital providing free healthcare.
The president will pick Callista Gingrich, Newt Gingrich's third wife, before he meets Pope Francis, say reports.
The Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared to three children in 1917, sharing three prophecies about humanity.
The long-haul journey is unusual because recent presidents have visited neighboring Canada or Mexico first.
The Vatican said in a statement Thursday that the duo would meet up May 24.
Pope Francis hopes to improve Christian-Muslim ties following a wave of attacks on the country’s Coptic minority.
“Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach," the pope said.