The Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, as the someone who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during 2013.
Pope Francis told reporters gays should not be “marginalised” and that he had ni right to judge a person who was homosexual.
The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea in order to defend Seoul in the wake of threats from North Korea.
Pope Francis washed the feet of prisoners in a juvenile detention centre on Maundi Thursday.
The new Pope has revealed how he chose the name Francis as his official title, saying his choice was inspired by St Francis of Assisi and reflected his desire for the Catholic Church to be an institution “of the poor, for the poor.”
A South African cardinal, who was among the 115 cardinals in the conclave at the Vatican that elected Pope Francis earlier this week, described paedophilia as a psychological illness that not should be considered to be “a criminal condition”.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, became the first Latin American pope on Wednesday.