[VATICAN CITY] Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing was "essential" to stem global warming, his clearest statement to date in support of the practice.

[VATICAN CITY] Pope Francis on Thursday passed a landmark new measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, in a move which could bring...

[VATICAN CITY] The mystery of why Pope Francis repeatedly withdrew his right hand as a long line of people bowed and tried to kiss it this week has been resolved - he did not want to spread germs...