It’s not just a question of making sure that the pontiff has clean sheets. He requires a mattress customised to meet his specific nocturnal requirements – and it may be used for one night only. Steve Hendrix reports on the eve of his trip to America
4,000 cubic meters of rock fell from nearby cliff
Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.
Relic is considered to be of great religious significance
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days in his last years of office, the Vatican has revealed.
The United Nations today lambasted the Vatican for failing to protect children from paedophile priests as investigators in Geneva probe the global scandal that rocked the Catholic Church to its foundations.
Pope Francis continues his shake-up of the Catholic Church after sacking four cardinals from the Vatican Bank commission on Wednesday.
Holy See will be questioned on Thursday over its implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Pope Francis said the 32 babies he was baptising were "the most important people" in the chapel
Hats off to the Archbishop
Most senior Catholic in England and Wales was one of 19 new cardinals named by pontiff
Seeking damages for professional negligence, the British woman argued that the lawyers should have made it clear that a divorce would result in her marriage being terminated
The diocese in Italy is training priests to meet increasing demand for exorcisms
Pontiff will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26
Pope's comments came during a closed-door meeting of 120 superiors of religious orders at the Vatican