The paper will affect the lives of 1.3 billion Catholics.
In Easter message, pontiff mentions recent attacks in Brussels, Turkey, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Iraq.
Even most of the world's atheists think Francis is pretty cool.
Pell will give testimony about instances of child abuse carried out by priests in his diocese.
The comments were made in a training session for newly appointed bishops.
To mark a holy year, Pope Francis has opened up his farm and its shop to the curious and the hungry.
Moneyval, the monitoring body of the Council of Europe, said the Vatican was still excessively timid on the judicial front.
During the celebrations, many Catholics make pilgrimages to Rome and other religious sites around the world.
Thousands of police are being deployed as the pope plans to visit a hotbed of Christian-Muslim violence
The individuals reportedly are part of a commission Pope Francis established to study financial overhauls.
Pope Francis met with Jewish leaders on October 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate declaration, which improved relations between Christians and Jews.
Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa urged the Catholic Church to change its stance on homosexuality.
The first speech to Congress by a pope is replete with calls for unity and kindness toward immigrants and refugees.
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.