Pope Francis to visit Greece to highlight refugee crisis with Orthodox Patriarch – govt

April 6, 2016
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (R) leave after an Ecumenical Prayer in the Patriarchal Church of Saint George in Istanbul November 29, 2014. Pope Francis began a visit to Turkey on Friday with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY  - Tags: RELIGION)   - RTR4G2H7

(Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (R)  in Istanbul November 29, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Pope calls Pakistan attack ‘hideous’, demands protection for Christians

March 29, 2016
Pope Francis is seen at the end of the Easter mass in St. Peter's square at the Vatican March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

(Pope Francis at the end of the Easter mass in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Venice: life in the first ghetto | The Wider Image

March 24, 2016

(The “campo,” or square at the center of the world’s first ghetto in Venice, Italy, March 22, 2016. The five arched windows on the building on the right are part of one of the ghetto’s five synagogues. REUTERS/Photos by Alessandro Bianchi)

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)