Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Apr 17, 2016

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help. At a sprawling fenced complex on ...

Russians hail Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill

/ Feb 14, 2016

Russians hail Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill

Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and Patriarch ...

/ Oct 17, 2015

Pope calls for more decentralized Catholic Church

Pope Francis called Saturday for a Catholic Church that is far more decentralized, where the laity play a greater role, bishops' conferences take care of certain problems and even the papacy is rethought. Francis issued the call during a ceremony Saturday to mark the 50th ...