Pope Francis ‘snub’ of concert stuns cardinals and sends them a signal

June 24, 2013

(An empty papal throne is pictured as Archbishop Rino Fisichella (standing at right) reads a message from Pope Francis before a RAI National Symphony Orchestra concert in Paul VI hall at the Vatican June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Pope Francis laments ‘gay lobby’ and corruption in Vatican – report

June 12, 2013

(Pope Francis adjusts his skullcap as he leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 12, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

Italian professor says has found world’s oldest complete Torah in Bologna

May 29, 2013

(A scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world’s oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, Italy,  May 29, 2013.
REUTERS/Mauro Perani/Handout via Reuters)

Vatican marks anniversary of the 1972 attack on Michelangelo’s Pieta

May 21, 2013

(A combo photo shows a detail view of the damaged Michelangelo’s Pieta and it after restoration works at the Vatican. Musei Vaticani/Handout via Reuters)

Church must help the poorest, not discuss theology over tea, Pope Francis says

May 20, 2013

(Pope Francis speaks as he leads a Pentecost vigil mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Three popes in Vatican as Egypt’s Coptic leader visits Francis

May 10, 2013

(Pope Francis (R) and the Coptic Orthodox leader Tawadros II pose during a private audience in the pontiff’s library at the Vatican, May 10, 2013. REUTERS/Andreas Solaro/Pool)

Pope Francis to review Vatican bureaucracy and its scandal-ridden bank

April 2, 2013

(St Peter Basilica is seen over Sant’Angelo bridge on the Tiber river in Rome December 12, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis includes women, Muslims for first time in Holy Thursday rite

March 29, 2013

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Vatican denies Pope Francis stayed silent during Argentine dictatorship

March 15, 2013

(Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, checks out of the church-run residence where he had been staying in Rome before his election. March 14, 2013,  REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)