Vatican removes German ‘bishop of bling’ over luxury home

March 28, 2014

(A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst next to Limburg Cathedral (L) in Limburg October 14, 2013.REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Timeline: The first year of the papacy of Francis

March 13, 2014

(Pope Francis on the flight to Rome from Brazil where he made his “who am I to judge?” comment, July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Luca Zennaro/Pool)

Most memorable quotes of Pope Francis from his first year

March 13, 2014

(Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina appears on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica after being elected by the conclave of cardinals, at the Vatican, March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez )

In Vatican shake-up, Pope Francis redefines the role of his second-in-command

March 13, 2014

(Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Max Rossi )

Pope Francis confesses to pilfering a cross from a dead priest

March 6, 2014

(Pope Francis at the Vatican June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

Pope Francis revealed on Thursday he had succumbed to “that thief in all of us” and broke the seventh commandment by stealing a small cross from the coffin of a priest so he could remember the man.

Italian publisher launches Pope fan magazine, including centerfold pictures

March 5, 2014

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi )

I’m not a superman, Pope Francis says in new interview

March 5, 2014

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi )

Rockers in the sacristy: new book recounts St. Francis’ famous fans

February 18, 2014

(A screen shows pictures of Pope Francis inside San Francesco Basilica in Assisi October 4, 2013. Pope Francis visits Assisi, the Italian town that was home to his namesake St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis took his name from the saint who is revered around the world as a symbol of austerity, simplicity, concern for the poor and a love of the environment. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

Pope Francis meets lovers for St. Valentine’s, jokes about mothers-in-law

February 14, 2014

(A heart-shaped balloon flies as Pope Francis leads a special audience with engaged couples, to celebrate Saint Valentine’s day, in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )

A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets – Gänswein

February 9, 2014

(Pope Francis (L) embraces Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he arrives at the Castel Gandolfo summer residence March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano )