Pope Francis

Pope Francis is TIME’s Person of the Year
December 11th, 2013

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 on Gays: ‘Who Am I To Judge Them?’
July 29th, 2013

Pope Francis told reporters gays should not be “marginalised” and that he had ni right to judge a person who was homosexual.

Korea Tensions: US Sends F-22 Stealth Fighter Jets to South Korea
March 31st, 2013

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.

Maundy Thursday: Pope Francis Washes Feet of Young Muslim Woman Prisoner [Video]
March 28th, 2013

Pope Francis washed the feet of prisoners in a juvenile detention centre on Maundi Thursday.

Pope Francis: ‘I Want a Poor Church and a Church for the Poor’
March 16th, 2013

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.”

Paedophilia ‘Not a Criminal Condition’, Cardinal Says
March 16th, 2013

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”.

New Pope: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Becomes First Pontiff from the Americas
March 13th, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, became the first Latin American pope on Wednesday.