Pope Francis’s Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican

January 18, 2015
(An overview of an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis at Rizal Park in Manila January 18, 2015. Pope Francis said a huge open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd of millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday, after appealing to the world to "learn how to cry" over the plight of poor, hungry, homeless and abused children. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini)

(An overview of an open-air Mass led by Pope Francis at Rizal Park in Manila January 18, 2015. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini)

Papal text says man betrays God by destroying the environment

January 18, 2015
(Pope Francis smiles as he waves to residents during a motorcade in Tacloban city, after holding a mass near the airport, January 17, 2015. An emotional Francis, wearing a plastic poncho over his vestments to protect him from the wind and rain on Saturday, comforted survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines' worst natural disaster that killed about 6,300 people 14 months ago. REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

(Pope Francis smiles as he waves to residents during a motorcade in Tacloban city, after holding a mass near the airport, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

Pope says ‘ideological colonization’ threatens the traditional family

January 16, 2015
(Pope Francis waves to the Catholic faithful as he arrives for a meeting with Filipino families in Manila January 16, 2015. Pope Francis called on the Philippine government on Friday to tackle corruption and hear the cries of the poor suffering from "scandalous social inequalities" in Asia's most Catholic country. The Pope arrived the Philippines on Thursday for a five-day visit, the second and last leg of his week-long Asian tour. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini)

(Pope Francis waves to the Catholic faithful as he arrives for a meeting with Filipino families in Manila January 16, 2015. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini)

After Paris attacks, Pope Francis speaks out against insulting religions

January 15, 2015
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(Pope Francis gestures as he answers questions from a journalist during the flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Manila in the Philippines January 15, 2015. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini)

Pope Francis favors developing world in naming new Catholic cardinals

January 4, 2015
(Newly-appointed Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Peter Nguyen Van Nhon waves to believers in front of St. Joseph Cathedral after Pentecost Sunday mass in Hanoi May 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kham)

(Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, one of the new cardinals named on Sunday by Pope Francis, waves to believers in front of St. Joseph Cathedral in the Vietnamese capital on May 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kham)

Pope Francis says the Vatican Curia is sick with power and greed

December 22, 2014
(Pope Francis is pictured by mobile phones as he arrives to lead a special audience for Vatican employees and their families at the Paul VI's hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis is pictured by mobile phones at a special audience for Vatican employees and their families at the Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican December 22, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Financial fraud uncovered at branch of Catholicism’s Franciscan order

December 20, 2014
(Catholic monks during the procession in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Old City)

(Catholic monks during the procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, 2006/Abraham Sobkowski OFM)

Pope’s Latin American brains trust was behind Cuba deal

December 20, 2014
(Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin looks on during the arrival of Pope Francis (not pictured) at Fiumicino airport in Rome May 24, 2014. With a Rabbi and a Muslim leader in tow, Pope Francis makes his first visit to the Middle East on Saturday, a delicate mission to push his vision of inter-religious dialogue as a vehicle for peace in the region. He will visit Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Israel during his May 24-26 trip. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin looks on during the arrival of Pope Francis (not pictured) at Fiumicino airport in Rome May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Pope Francis turns out not to have made “pets in heaven” comment

December 14, 2014
(A woman poses with her dog dressed as the pope during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. Hundreds of dog owners dress their dogs and compete for fun and prizes during the parade. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

(A woman poses with her dog dressed as the pope during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. Hundreds of dog owners dress their dogs and compete for fun and prizes during the parade. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Holocaust survivors’ descendants help keep memory alive in new book

December 10, 2014
(The sign "Arbeit macht frei" (Work makes you free) is pictured at the main gate of the former Auschwitz concentration camp during ceremonies to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz January 27, 2014. The world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 to remember those who died during the Nazi organised genocide during World War Two that cost the lives of millions of Jews, Roma and Sinti, homosexuals and opponents to Germany's fascist regime and its collaborators. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

(The sign “Arbeit macht frei” (Work makes you free) is pictured at the main gate of the former Auschwitz concentration camp during ceremonies to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)