Gay Catholic group gets VIP treatment at Vatican for first time

February 18, 2015
(Sister Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights, pose in front of St. Peter's Square after Pope Francis' weekly audience, February 18, 2015. The prominent American Catholic gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

(Sister Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights, pose in front of St. Peter’s Square after Pope Francis’ weekly audience, February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Shun caste mentality, defend weakest, Pope Francis tells new cardinals

February 15, 2015
(Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Rome shantytown (with video)

February 9, 2015
(Pope Francis makes an unannounced stop at a shantytown on Rome's outskirts on Sunday, 8 Feb 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

(Pope Francis makes an unannounced stop at a shantytown on Rome’s outskirts on Sunday, 8 Feb 2015. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis gives homeless in rainy Rome lost-and-found umbrellas

February 6, 2015
(Priests shelter from rain while waiting for smoke to rise from a chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel during the second day of voting for the election of a new pope, at the Vatican March 13, 2013. Roman Catholic Cardinals will continue their conclave meeting inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

(Priests shelter from rain while waiting for smoke to rise from a chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel during the second day of the conclave voting that elected Pope Francis, at the Vatican March 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

I’m a technology disaster, Pope Francis confesses on Google Hangout

February 5, 2015
(Ernesto Mancia (back), 15, and his classmates during a videoconference at the gang-infested neighbourhood of La Campanera, on the outskirts of San Salvador September 4, 2014. Pope Francis warned children living in violent areas of El Salvador to avoid the influence of gangs or "maras" during a videoconference from the Vatican, local media reported. The event was organised by the Futbol Forever Foundation, which aims to improve the living condition of impoverished youth. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

(Ernesto Mancia (back), 15, and his classmates during a videoconference with youths in San Salvador September 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

Pope moves slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood

February 3, 2015
(Salvadorans carry banners with the image of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during the commemorations of the 30th anniversary of his death at the Metropolitan cathedral in downtown San Salvador March 24, 2010. Romero was shot dead by a right-wing hit squad while preparing for mass at Divina Providencia Cancer Hospital in the El Salvadorian capital on March 24, 1980. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez)

(Salvadorans carry banners with the image of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during the commemorations of the 30th anniversary of his death at the cathedral in downtown San Salvador March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez)

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)