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Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including the infant born in prison. AP

Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope star power draws 1.5M to Rio

cartoon, july 27, 2013

Move over, rock legends. Pope Francis on Thursday showed that his message of renewed faith in Jesus Christ can compete with the Rolling Stones and their famous “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope to be called ‘emeritus pope,’ will wear white

Posters of Pope Benedict XVI are pictured at a gift shop near the St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Slogan between the pictures reads 'Thanks' in Italian. The Vatican on Tuesday answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope" and continue to wear a white cassock. AP/Michael Sohn

Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope celebrates Mass despite shooting incident

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VISIT TO HOMELAND. Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the cathedral in Freiburg, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is on a four-day official visit to his homeland Germany. AP/Andrew Medichini

Facing discontent within his German flock, Pope Benedict XVI met with victims of clerical sex abuse as he called for Roman Catholics in the former communist East to rediscover their faith.

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »