Pope Francis trended on Twitter Friday amid his visit to Iraq. The day prior, one social media user declared that he used to work an odd job that could be considered surprising for a pope.
The pontiff said it was his "duty" to travel to the country despite concerns about the pandemic and the military situation.
A spokesperson for the Popular Mobilization Forces told Newsweek that the militia collective "is participating in the process of securing the visit of Pope Francis," and, "specifically in Mosul, securing the churches there."
In the Italian book "Of Vices and Virtues," released on Tuesday, Pope Francis touches on various subjects such as climate change.
A video of a maskless man dressed as a priest kicking at a fellow store shopper prompts outrage on Reddit.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said that he didn't feel that the Supreme Court ruling was protesting lockdowns in the way that Pope Francis spoke about those who opposed restrictions.
The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
The 72-year-old was one of 13 men who will be elevated to the cardinal's rank, People Francis said in a surprise announcement.
Graham, a prominent evangelical leader, criticized the pope's comments about legal recognition of LGBTQ partnerships in a lengthy Facebook post.
Civil unions should "not be restricted to two people of the same sex in a presumed sexual relationship," San Francisco's archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said.
Pope Francis says there should be a civil union law for same-sex couples, according to a new documentary.
The comments appear in a book of conversations the pontiff had with gastronomist Carlo Petrini about the future of the planet.
Conservative anti-gay Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claims that Pope Francis is involved in a conspiracy seeking the "legitimization of homosexuality" in service to the "new world order."
The Ventura City Council cast a 6-0 vote during its meeting Wednesday night to remove a statue of Father Junipero Serra from outside its city hall and relocate it to the Mission San Buenaventura.
"Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic?"
"The same thing that happened to Peter in prison: now as then, so many closed doors would be opened, so many chains that bind would be broken."
Statues of Father Junipero Serra have been repeatedly targeted since he was made a saint by Pope Francis in 2015.
An ad published in The Tennessean warned "Islam" is going to set off a nuclear bomb in Nashville on July 18.
Pope Francis spoke out against the "sin of racism" during his general address to Catholics around the world on June 3.
Religious institutions across the globe were closed to the public on Sunday, in accordance with widespread social distancing regulations implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.
Scientists, religious leaders and entrepreneurs are calling to "flatten the curve" of climate change's negative effects, as the COVID-19 lockdown has seen air quality skyrocket and industrial pollution decline.
Pope Francis' former treasurer who was acquitted of child sexual abuse on Monday was also the subject of an extemporaneous homily given on Thursday.
The head of the Catholic Church said people should use difficult times to make kind gestures to their loved ones.
Earlier this month, the head of the Catholic church tested negative for coronavirus and he made the plea to his clergy during a livestreamed mass from within the Vatican.
What is impressive about the range of activity of the week (in both geography and substance) is how strong Vice President Pence's messages have been.
A book co-written by the retired pontiff says it is not possible to be married and be a priest "simultaneously."
Calling the woman's actions "so violent," 'The Five' co-host Emily Compagno declared that the person who grasped the hand of Pope Francis deserved to be "choked out" by his security guards. "He's not Jesus."
The pontiff was greeting the faithful in the Vatican when a woman made a grab for his hand.
The leader of the Catholic Church spoke about the unconditional love of God and "the greater light of Christ" in his annual Christmas blessing and sermon at St. Peter's Basilica this week.