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Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are ‘many hopes and expectations for new developments’ in diplomacy

Pope Francis

In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins

The magnitude six earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday has left many dead

The way to counter terrorists’ hatred is with education and dialogue, Cardinal Tauran has said

Visit was one of the Pontiff’s ‘Mercy Friday’ trips marking the Year of Mercy

The Pope gave toys and gifts to the children, while they showed him a collection of their drawings

The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

Pope Francis

The Pope named Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to serve as president of the commission

The leaders said they hoped the Pan-Orthodox Council would become a regular event, taking place ‘every seven to 10 years’