Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.
Rome (Italy) - Pope Francis has celebrated his 80th birthday with a mass and a gluten-free cake made by a pastry chef in Rome.
Rome (Italy) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel peace prize for the deal with the FARC and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe, who rejected the agreement met with Pope Francis in the Vatican.
Amatrice (Italy) - Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to Amatrice and other towns in central Italy devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago.
Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has paid a sombre visit to the Nazi German Second World War death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.