When Pope Francis saw the plight of refugees coming to Europe, stranded on the shores of Greece, he wanted to do something. He brought 21 of them to live at the Vatican.
Pope Francis is trying to remake the Catholic Church by reforming the Vatican. He's definitely got his work cut out for him.
On his trip to Cuba Pope Francis met two Castros, but zero dissidents.
For divorced Catholics, getting an annulment is now easier, faster and free, thanks to Pope Francis.
It's easy to read about the hundreds of thousands of refugees in Europe and feel sympathetic. But would you go so far as to offer your own home? These politicians and celebrities have.
Since he assumed his role in March 2013, Pope Francis has consistently shaken things up in the Catholic Church. Now in a "year of mercy" — he's allowing all priests to absolve the sin of abortion.
Armenians have long been fighting for recognition for their darkest chapter, the mass killings in 1915 that they say were a deliberate genocide by the Ottoman Empire. And their cause got plenty of attention this week as the pope and Kim Kardashian both spoke out — in a way.
Pope Francis brought a "Mercy and Compassion" theme to the Philippines during his five-day visit. But despite the huge crowds that flocked to see the pontiff and celebrate Mass, activists say real issues of social justice were hidden from Francis by the government.
American nuns have come in for sharp criticism in the past from Vatican officials. But the Catholic Church's latest report on nuns in the US offered praise instead, a welcome change at a time when American religious orders are growing older and more cash-strapped.
On his recent visit to South Korea, Pope Francis ditched the famous Popemobile for a Kia Soul, a hatchback made by a Korean company. That choice of wheels got glowing reviews on social media from South Koreans.
Pope Francis condemned the mafia last week and warned mobsters that they're going to hell unless they stop their evil ways. Here's why that came as a surprise to those who know the Vatican's history.