Irish president gives Pope Francis symbolic ‘climate bell’

Irish President Michael D. Higgins presented Pope Francis with a unique gift that symbolizes the call to protect creation.

Text of Pope Francis’ prayer at site of Fatima apparitions

Here is the Catholic News Service translation of the prayer Pope Francis wrote and was to recite May 12 at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.

Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24

The trip to include Saudia Arabia and Israel is an attempt to unite three of the world's leading religious faiths in the common cause of fighting terrorism, White House officials.

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Carrying signs with quotes from the pope's encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March in Washington to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

Text of common declaration on baptism, by Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros

Here is the text of the common declaration on baptism between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, signed April 28.

Pope Francis names 13 advisers on Vatican communications

Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, head of EWTN, are among six priests, six laymen and one laywoman to be the new communications advisers for the Vatican's diverse media operations.

Four years after his election, Pope Francis still excites U.S. Jesuit base

It has been four years since Pope Francis was elected to the papacy and Jesuits like Father Patrick J. Conroy still marvel that it happened.

Pope Francis meets Britain’s
Prince Charles at the Vatican

The pope and the British royals spoke privately for 27 minutes. The Vatican did not issue a statement about the topics covered in the private conversation.

N.J. man pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Claiming to support the Islamic State, Santos Colon Jr., 17, admitted to a plot to shoot the pope and set off bombs during the 2015 papal visit. The would-be sniper he contacted for help was in actuality an undercover FBI agent.

At 50, ‘Populorum Progressio’ takes on new life through Pope Francis

Blessed Paul VI's 1967 encyclical "Populorum Progressio" ("The Progress of Peoples") focused on the problem of international development and the gap between the rich and poor.