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.
The tragic incident on an Italian farm reportedly left the child in critical condition, and the man died at the scene.
Photos of the effigy showed it had two braids like Thunberg and it reportedly had a sign stating, "Greta is your God."
The plane had to make an emergency landing at Rome's Fiumicino Airport last weekend.
Italian authorities are holding two American teens on charges of aggravated murder and attempted extortion in the killing of police officer Mario Cerciello Rega.
In a week of historic liberation dates, we would do well to remember other milestones, from Rome to Warsaw.
The large sum of money is traditionally donated to a Catholic charity, but the mayor wants to spend it on the city's infrastructure.
It looks like it's time to adventure into ancient Greece in "Assassin's Creed."
The pope has used public occasions to draw attention to the plight of the poor.
The discovery is part of a larger discovery surrounding the Roman presence in ancient Israel.
The pontiff blew out one birthday candle from a 13-foot-long pizza on Sunday morning.
Workers at St. Peter's will no longer enjoy papal pulls of tobacco from next year.
"The priest says 'lift up your hearts.' He does not say, 'lift up your cell phones to take pictures.'"
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli shared a timelapse of the storms over his home country.
"If someone shouts Allahu Akbar while running through St Mark's Square, we'll shoot them," the mayor of Venice said.
Generally speaking, hosting the Olympics has been a bad deal for taxpayers.
The two men are playing for a place in the semifinal at Roland Garros.