Pope Francis approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, the missionary nun who became a global if controversial symbol of compassion for her care of the sick and destitute.
Pope Francis hailed Africa as "a continent of hope" as he toured Uganda on the second leg of a landmark trip that has seen him railing against corruption and poverty.
Pope Francis offered a surprise public apology from the Catholic Church for a series of scandals which have shaken the city of Rome and the Vatican, from gay sex to drug use.
Pope Francis deplored the "escalation of violence affecting innocent civilians" in the Middle East, from Syria to Iraq, Jerusalem and the West Bank, and urged the international community to act.
Pope Francis celebrated a giant outdoor mass in Philadelphia, bringing to a close an electrifying US tour with an appeal for unity and family love, having met victims of church sex abuse.
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change.
Pope Francis headed for Cuba on the first-leg of a trip that will also take him to the United States for his most high-profile overseas visit to date.
Pope Francis says he has felt "used" by people claiming to be his friend since he became pontiff, in a radio interview touching on the personal side of his papacy.
Pope Francis called on every Catholic parish in Europe to take in a refugee family, saying the Vatican's two parishes would lead by example.
Pope Francis will lead a vast procession of thousands through Central Park during his historic visit to the United States later this month.
It seems not even bombastic billionaire Donald Trump would go so far as to snatch something so close to the heart of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer "for the Care of Creation" to boost support for the environment.
Pope Francis greeted Bolivians with a message of inclusio, a central theme of his three-nation tour to his home continent.
Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass with hundreds of thousands of faithful under scorching heat in Ecuador, highlighting the importance of family on his return to his home region.
Pope Francis embarks on an eight-day visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, three of South America's 'peripheral' countries which share common challenges in addressing poverty.
President Barack Obama praised the pope's call for action on climate change and said the United States should lead global efforts to cut carbon pollution and bolster clean energy sources.
Pope Francis will call on the world's leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment.
Pope Francis flies into Sarajevo bearing a message of reconciliation 20 years after peace accords which ended Bosnia's war but left the country divided on ethnic lines
Pope Francis will not be attending the event: Vice Minister of Culture and Sports.
Pope Francis was to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.