Pope Francis has urged Mexican convicts to become ‘prophets’ and help break their country’s cycle of violence. His visit to a detention center in the city of Ciudad Juarez took place on the final day of his five-day visit to Mexico.
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.
Pope Francis has used his annual World Day of Peace address in the Vatican to "give voice" to the world's migrants and refugees most in need. Defending migrant rights has become a key theme of his papacy.
Two inmates from the coastal city of Napoli have escaped after having lunch with the pope in the historic city of Bologna. Pope Francis has long advocated for prisoners' rehabilitation into society.
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.
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