Vatican experts have been wondering if the pontiff is going to announce his retirement.
The pontiff told Spanish broadcaster Cadena COPE that the withdrawal by the U.S. followed "deception" by the Taliban.
An investigation has been launched after the discovery and interception of the mail on the outskirts of Milan, reported local media outlets.
"Instagram has a become a place very quickly over the past 10 years, where pop culture happens, and where new trends emerge. I think it's changed the way we all relate to the things we're most interested in," Porch told Newsweek.
The long-haul journey is unusual because recent presidents have visited neighboring Canada or Mexico first.
The individuals reportedly are part of a commission Pope Francis established to study financial overhauls.
An excellent new film revisits the culture of secrecy that kept pedophiles within the Catholic Church, allowing them to prey on young children with impunity.
Pope Francis is releasing an album of speeches and chanting set to prog-inspired music. Yes, really.
Pope Francis made history on Thursday when he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress.
Pope Francis continued his tour of Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
The pontiff this week will visit New York City, Philadelphia and Washington.
The pope's Hail Mary in Havana may be only the start of the Vatican's new, more audacious plans.