Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
Pope Francis has spoken for the first time about the so-called "Vatileaks 2" scandal. The pontiff has called the leaks a crime and vowed to continue reforms in the Church.
Catholic Church leaders from around the world have called for global agreement on climate change at upcoming talks in Paris. The appeal urged for "complete decarbonisation" by 2050.
Pope Francis has offered a public apology for a number of recent scandals to rock Rome and the Vatican. The pontiff is presiding over a three-week council to discuss church teachings and family.
From enemy to friend: an upcoming papal visit is bringing about a "political spring" for the Catholic Church in Cuba. Yet, the church has to be prepared for change, too, not just the Cuban government.