Pope Francis to visit Armenia after angering Turkey with genocide remark

March 19, 2016
Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

(Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan, 14 April 2008/AGBU)

How much is that halo? Pope Francis imposes checks on costs of making saints

March 16, 2016
(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

(Saint Lawrence, by Bonanat Zaortiga (1403-1446) /Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona)

Three years on, Pope Francis leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized

March 14, 2016
Pope Francis leads a penitential service in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTS9BT4

(Pope Francis leads a penitential service in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

At Mexico-U.S. border, Pope Francis decries suffering of migrants

February 18, 2016
Pope Francis hugs two girls during a meeting with youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

(Pope Francis hugs two girls during a meeting with youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

In poor, violent enclave of ‘Saint Death’, Pope Francis slams Mexico´s rich and corrupt

February 14, 2016
Pope Francis celebrates a Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Ecatepec, Mexico, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

(Pope Francis celebrates a Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Ecatepec, Mexico, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero)

Putin may benefit from Cuba meeting of pope and patriarch

February 13, 2016
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill arrive for the meeting with Russian Orthodox church bishops in Moscow February 1, 2013. As troops loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin were seizing control of Crimea, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow deduced that an "internal political crisis" in Ukraine was threatening its territorial integrity. Picture taken February 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Sergei Gunyeev/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Files (RUSSIA  - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR3G5T6

(Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Patriarch Kirill arrive for the meeting with Russian Orthodox church bishops in Moscow February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Gunyeev)

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

February 13, 2016
Pope Francis (R) looks at Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during their meeting in Havana, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY          - RTX26PAM

(Pope Francis (R) looks at Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill during their meeting in Havana, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from Catholic sex abuse commission

February 9, 2016
Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Peter Saunders talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to hold historic meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016
Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him by a faithful as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Pope Francis holds a skullcap given to him as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Body of mystic Catholic monk in crystal coffin goes on the road for Holy Year

February 3, 2016
The exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre 40 years after his death, in the crypt of Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy in this April 24, 2008 file photo.   REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files

(The exhumed body of the mystic saint Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre 40 years after his death in this April 24, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)