Pope and world religious leaders vow to oppose terror in God’s name

September 21, 2016
Pope Francis (L) hugs Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (R) during the inter-religious meeting "Prayer for Peace" in Assisi, Italy, September 20, 2016.  Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Pope Francis (L) hugs Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (R) during the inter-religious meeting “Prayer for Peace” in Assisi, Italy, September 20, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters)

Pope Francis says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood

September 19, 2016
Roselyne Hamel (L) sister of Father Jacques Hamel holds a picture next to Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun during a media conference at the Vatican, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

(Roselyne Hamel (L) sister of Father Jacques Hamel holds a picture next to Archbishop of Rouen Dominique Lebrun during a media conference at the Vatican, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Pope Francis hosts Syrian refugees at lunch, sees children’s drawings of war

August 12, 2016
Pope Francis sits with some  Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Pope Francis sits with some Siryans refugees at the Vatican August 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout)

Pope orders study of women’s role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

August 4, 2016
Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/Pool

(Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro)

Pope Francis says it’s wrong to identify Islam with violence

August 1, 2016
Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte/Pool

(Pope Francis waves during a press conference on the plane after his visit to Krakow, Poland for the World Youth Days, on July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Filippo Monteforte)

Pope Francis says will withhold judgement on Cardinal Pell over sex abuse

August 1, 2016
Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(Australian Cardinal George Pell speaks to journalists at the end of a meeting with the sex abuse victims at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive ‘so much cruelty’

July 29, 2016
Pope Francis pays respects by the death wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, July 29, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Pope Francis pays respects by the death wall in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, July 29, 2016. Osservatore Romano)

In a country wary of migrants, Pope Francis tells Poles to welcome refugees

July 29, 2016
Pope Francis gestures as he addresses the faithful during World Youth Days at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland July 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

(Pope Francis gestures as he addresses the faithful during World Youth Days at Blonia Park in Krakow, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Pope Francis thanks Poles for clinging to Catholic faith in difficult times

July 28, 2016
Pope Francis prays in front of the black Virgin Mary at Czestochowa's Sanctuary, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool

Pope Francis prays in front of the black Virgin Mary at Czestochowa’s Sanctuary, Poland July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia/Pool

In memoirs, ex-pope Benedict says Vatican ‘gay lobby’ tried to wield power

July 2, 2016
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

(Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)