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Richard Branson and other business leaders met in Rome for the Fortune-Time Global Forum

‘First and foremost the apostolic exhortation recalls the mercy and compassion of God,’ the patriarch wrote

Francis sent a written message to a meeting of treasurers of religious orders

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations

The Pope told charities to guard against corruption, greed and extravagance

Francis said religions were called to bear ‘the merciful love of God to a wounded and needy humanity’

Francis discussed the ordination of women, refugees and the Venezuela crisis during his latest in-flight press conference

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them

The visit to Rome’s SOS Children’s Village came as part of the Pope’s commitment to the Year of Mercy