Pope Francis says Vatican ruling on Medjugorje ‘apparitions’ is near

June 8, 2015
(Catholics gather at the site where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in an apparition in Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, December 24, 2014. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world have visited the small Bosnian town after six Bosnian youngsters claimed that the Holy Mary appeared to them there 33 years ago. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

(Catholics gather at the site where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in an apparition in Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, December 24, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Pope Francis appoints first Vatican auditor-general in latest transparency move

June 5, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of a special audience with members of the "Children's Train" at the Vatican May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of a special audience with members of the “Children’s Train” at the Vatican May 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican defends Australian cardinal against charges of disregard of sexual abuse

June 2, 2015
(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. Catholic cardinals said on Tuesday they wanted time to get to know each before choosing the next pope and meanwhile would seek more information on a secret report on alleged corruption in the Vatican. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Australian Cardinal George Pell arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Financial regulator says Vatican bank needs more reform

May 29, 2015
(A girl shows the new two euro commemorative coin for 75th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Vatican State at St Paul's Basilica in Rome, December 16, 2004.)

(A girl shows the new two euro commemorative coin for 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Vatican State , December 16, 2004. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Raul Castro meets Pope Francis, says he might return to Catholic Church

May 11, 2015
(Pope Francis (R) meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican May 10, 2015. Pope Francis, who helped broker a historic thaw between the United States and Cuba, held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday ahead of the pontiff's trip to both countries in September. REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia)

(Pope Francis (R) meets Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican May 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Gregorio Borgia)

U.S. Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns

April 23, 2015
(Clouds hang over Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. Roman Catholic Cardinals will begin their conclave inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect a new pope. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Clouds hang over Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope at Easter prays for killed Kenyan students, decries persecution of Christians

April 5, 2015
(Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya.)

(Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya.)

Pope Francis washes feet of prisoners in traditional Holy Thursday event

April 2, 2015
(Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person at the S. Maria della Provvidenza church in Rome, during the Holy Thursday celebration, April 17, 2014. Pope Francis visited a rehabilitation centre at the church, on Rome's outskirts, for a service in which he washed and kissed the feet of 12 sick and disabled people. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis kisses a foot of a disabled person at the S. Maria della Provvidenza church in Rome, during the Holy Thursday celebration, April 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican to give homeless people a private VIP tour of the Sistine Chapel

March 25, 2015
(Pope Benedict XVI leads a special meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican November 21, 2009. Pope Benedict meets up to 500 artists from around the world, as part of efforts to turn the page on the Vatican's sometimes conflicted relationship with the contemporary art world. Picture taken with fish-eye lens. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

(Pope Benedict XVI leads a special meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Holocaust-denying bishop defies Vatican again with consecration

March 20, 2015
(British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (2nd L) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow Airport in London February 25, 2009. A Roman Catholic bishop who caused an international uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust arrived back in his native Britain on Wednesday after the Argentine government ordered him out. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

(British-born Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson (2nd L) is escorted by police on his arrival at Heathrow Airport in London February 25, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)