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.
Is it prejudice? Electoral math? Or simple demographics?
The pope said nothing about free speech or human rights during his visit to Cuba.
Taking advantage of the pontiff’s visit, Bernie Sanders and Congressional laborers demand a minimum-wage hike.
The pontiff this week will visit New York City, Philadelphia and Washington.
Pope offers spiritual, political messages to tens of thousands of people.
The pontiff should recognize that drug prohibition has proved to be a cure far worse than the disease.