Two 21st century icons have come face to face in the Vatican in Rome. US President Barack Obama has held a historic meeting with Pope Francis. It was the first between the two leaders.
Pope Francis has chatted with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In a 20-minute exchange, the pope broached some of life's big questions: Why are we here, what comes after and where's the technician gone?
Pope Francis has warned against 'particular and nationalist agendas' threatening Europe and called for solidarity, teamwork and shared sacrifice. He said Europe should be a continent of peacemakers.
Since Francis became pope in 2013, he has often honored Christians who have suffered for their faith in current times. He emphasized that the latest saints can serve as role models for today's Catholics.
Aboard his papal plane as hurricanes pummeled parts of the Americas, the Catholic leader said it was "stupid" to deny climate change. He said history would judge world leaders who did not act on advice from scientists.
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