This is Francis’s first visit to the United States since he was elected head of the Roman Catholic church in 2013.
The pope took an unexpected detour to spend time with homeless, poor and mentally ill children.
Expect offense if you mock something sacred, the pope said.
"All of us are called (by God) to be free," he said.
“Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,” Pope Francis said in his annual address.
The pope’s Hail Mary in Havana may be only the start of the Vatican’s new, more audacious plans.
The Pope listed 15 “diseases” afflicting the highest-ranking members of the Catholic church.
Meetings in Canada and at the Vatican facilitated talks which led to a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, according to multiple reports.
Fighting hunger and poverty, he said, were key to stopping terrorist violence in Iraq and Syria
Francis described the continent as a "grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant" that risked "slowly losing its own soul"
American bishops vote in Baltimore this week on who will represent them at next year’s synod in Rome. Their choices will speak volumes.
God is not a "magician" with a "magic wand," says Pope Francis. "No duh," say Roman Catholics the world over.
The pope called on a gathering of grassroots movements to "keep up the fight" for workers' rights, but distanced himself from left-wing ideology, saying he simply followed the gospel
Two hundred years after the Society of Jesus was restored to the Catholic church, one of its own sits in power
Security has reportedly been stepped up in Rome after Italian newspapers reported that Pope Francis had become a target for ISIS
"This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We must say no to it."
Pope Francis visited a stronghold of one of Italy's most dangerous crime groups on Saturday
"The problem of drug use is not solved with drugs," Pope Francis told participants at a drug enforcement conference in Rome.
It's the pope's latest move to break with an old guard associated with a murky past under his predecessor
The Israeli and Palestinian presidents will meet for a prayer meeting on June 8 at Pope Francis' invitation
The pope on Sunday had unexpectedly intervened in flailing diplomatic efforts to end the generations-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The pope called on the international community to "boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue" in Syria
Speaking of sanctions and asking for forgiveness, today Pope Francis spoke out publicly about child abuse for the first time
U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted growing gaps between rich and poor ahead of his first meeting on with Pope Francis