The media executive is co-author of the book Rediscovering God in America
President could encounter new controversy with stops in Israel, Belgium and Italy
Pontiff says he will keep an open mind and not pass judgement on US President
The pair will meet at the Vatican later this month
In Iraq, the Christian population has decreased from 1.5 million in 2003 to 200,000 today. If no serious and legitimate action is taken, some experts predict that there will be no Christians in the Middle East within ten years
It must be the most dangerous trip Pope Francis has ever made, into the very heart of the capital of the largest Arab nation whose Isis tormentors long ago decided that Christians would be their “prey”. But Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who used to be a field marshal, seems to be turning it into a symbolic demonstration of his army’s power.
Catholic leader denounces violence 'carried out in the name of religion or in the name of God'
The Little Madonna beach has been fitted with boardwalks, ramps and water vehicles to provide access to wheelchair users
Pope calls for wielders of political power to bring 'tragedies to an end'
The pontiff called for greater European solidarity as an 'antidote to modern forms of populism'
Child's parents say they were 'horrified at first'
The pontiff also advised young people to spend more time with their grandparents
Peter Raven discusses Pope's comments as panellist at Vatican-run workshop on 'how to save the natural world'
Pontiff says some Catholics should say 'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life'
'When I am not able to open myself to others, to respect others, to talk to others, to dialogue with others, that is how wars begin'
Development must be reconciled with 'indigenous people and their territories', the pontiff says