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‘Today, in one moment, we became orphans,’ said his successor, Archbishop Shevchuk

Fr Alexandre Awi Mello, who will serve in the dicastery for laity, family and life, has written a book about Francis’s devotion to Mary

The Holy Father startled residents of Ostia, who had been expecting a parish priest

Fr Salvatore Perrella says the Church has not yet distinguished between the phases of a particular series of apparitions

The superiors discussed the matter with the Pontiff on April 10 to discuss the steps being taken to ‘create communion among the different orders of the Franciscan family’

The five nations with the most Catholics are Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, the United States and Italy

Holy Father continues ‘Mercy Friday’ visits after Year of Mercy

During Lent we should seek to return to him with a whole heart, the Pope said in a morning homily

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at Monza Park near Milan

The Pope ended his day-long visit to Milan by speaking at an annual encounter for young people preparing for confirmation

Francis makes day-long trip to Milan