Sunday May 10, 2015
Pope Francis has met Cuba's Raul Castro who thanked the pontiff for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Cuba en route to his September visit to the United States.
Sunday April 12, 2015
Pope Francis used the word "genocide" today to describe the 1915 mass murder of Armenians, in a move likely to severely strain diplomatic ties with Turkey.
Friday March 13, 2015
Pope Francis believes his pontificate will be short and that he would be ready to resign like his predecessor rather than ruling for life.
Tuesday March 03, 2015
Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Tuesday February 03, 2015
Pope Francis has ruled that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980, should be beatified.
Sunday January 18, 2015
Pope Francis celebrated a huge open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd of millions in the Philippine capital Manila.
Tuesday November 25, 2014
Pope Francis has said Europe had become "elderly" during the economic crisis as he visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Friday September 12, 2014
Ian Paisley was known for statements and here are some of his most notable quotes.
Sunday April 27, 2014
Thousands of pilgrims were joined by dignitaries and heads of state in the Vatican for the canonisations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.