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)

Former pope Benedict makes rare Vatican appearance with successor Francis

July 2, 2016
Former pope Benedict (R) is greeted by Pope Francis during a ceremony to mark his 65th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at the Vatican June 28, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(Former pope Benedict (R) is greeted by Pope Francis during a ceremony to mark his 65th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at the Vatican June 28, 2016. Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis says Catholic Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment

June 29, 2016
Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

(Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi)