McDonald's has opened a restaurant in the Vatican, much to the dismay of many in the church. The presence of a multinational corporation in the Holy City flies in the face of the Pope's recent teachings.
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?
The ex-head of a Vatican-run hospital was convicted of funneling a fortune to a local cardinal in a case that highlighted waste and lack of transparency at the Holy See. Pope Francis has sought to clean up the church.
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.
Pope Francis announced plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony on June 28. The elevation of the five clergymen came as a surprise announcement.
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