Americans equally ranked the real estate mogul and leader of the Catholic Church in a new Gallup poll.
During the celebrations, many Catholics make pilgrimages to Rome and other religious sites around the world.
The suspects were allegedly active on social media groups connected to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
LGBT activists want Pope Francis to speak up against discrimination in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal.
The pope will address President Kenyatta and visit a Nairobi slum while in Kenya.
Thousands of police are being deployed as the pope plans to visit a hotbed of Christian-Muslim violence
Armed assailants in the Central African Republic's capital killed two men and three women and set scores of homes ablaze.
The individuals reportedly are part of a commission Pope Francis established to study financial overhauls.
Pope Francis' opposition to nuclear weapons, among other things, may have boosted his chances.
Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told The New York Times that the meeting took place but would not elaborate.
Conscientious objection to recognizing same-sex marriages is a "human right," the pope said.
Cardinal Peter Turkson was once thought to be a contender for the papacy.
Pope Francis urged world leaders to focus their efforts on helping the most vulnerable.
Pope Francis is releasing an album of speeches and chanting set to prog-inspired music. Yes, really.
Dorothy Day, a 20th century socialist and workers' rights activist, is mentioned alongside Lincoln, King.
The first speech to Congress by a pope is replete with calls for unity and kindness toward immigrants and refugees.
Pope Francis is the first pontiff to speak before Congress.
Pope Francis made history on Thursday when he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress.
At the school the Pope is visiting, the poorest pay over $31,000 a year, even after scholarships.
Pope Francis continued his tour of Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.