Pope Francis has set his priorities as head of the Catholic Church to paper. It enshrines his view that the Church must renew itself.
Cardinal George Pell, the top financial adviser to Pope Francis, maintained his innocence in a sexual abuse case that has shaken the Vatican. His trial is set to start on October 6 in Melbourne.
The Vatican will shut off some 100 fountains over the next few days to help Rome get through a period of severe drought. Pope Francis has been the first to use his standing to tackle environmental issues.
US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis are worlds apart in their beliefs. One has faith in the power of money, the other in the power of mercy. What could they possibly have to say each other?
The pope has removed the head of church doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, from his post. A devoted protege of ex-Pope Benedict, Müller appeared to disagree with some of the pope's Church reforms.
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