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Pope Francis Discusses Life's Biggest Question With Space Station Astronauts

The Vatican placed a call to the ISS, which was broadcasted live. Pope Francis is the second pope, after Pope Benedict XVI, to chat with space station crew members.

Space October 29, 2017

Does Pope’s Hospital Prioritize Profits Over Patients? AP Reveals Findings From Probe

Associated Press has released its findings on an investigation on Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital in Italy. Results pointed to a declining level of health care and the drive for profit instead of patient care.

Public Health July 3, 2017

Pope Francis Arrives On Greek Island Of Lesbos To Show Support For Refugees

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, looking to bring sympathy and attention to the situations of the migrants on the island. His Holiness offered to take back to Italy three Syrian families.

Society April 16, 2016

Deported Migrants From Greece Arrive In Turkey, Pope Francis Set To Visit Lesvos

A group of deported immigrants have already arrived in Turkey from Greece. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is set to pay a visit to Lesvos in Greece next week to meet refugees in the place.

Society April 9, 2016

Pope's Instagram @Franciscus Tops 1.5 Million Followers In No Time: InstaHit

The Pope has now taken over Instagram. Since joining the image sharing social media platform on Saturday, Pope Francis has amassed over 1.5 million followers.

Internet March 22, 2016

Pope Francis Will Reportedly Join Instagram On March 19 As @Franciscus

The tech-savvy Pope Francis is launching an Instagram account on March 19. It will be in addition to his Twitter account, which already has 8.87 million followers.

Internet March 16, 2016

Kiss From Pope Francis Helped Shrink Baby's Tumor, Family Says

In late September, Pope Francis visited the city of Philadelphia in the United States and touched many lives, including the life of a one-year-old baby girl whose brain tumor shrank after being kissed by the pontiff. One family friend called the Pope's blessing 'the Miracle on Market Street'.

Society November 24, 2015

Pope Francis Doesn't Think You Should Use Your Phone During Family Dinner

Pope Francis recently spoke out at St. Peter's Square, saying that he doesn't think people should be using their devices at the dinner table. Don't expect dinner selfies from the pope anytime soon.

Gadgets November 16, 2015

The Francis Effect: The Pope Influences Climate Change Views Of Americans

Pope Francis is shaping Americans' view of climate change, new research shows. The so-called 'Francis Effect' has led more people to view global warming as a major hazard to America and the whole world.

Earth/Environment November 7, 2015

Leaders Of Catholic Church Issue 10-Point Climate Change Appeal

Catholic leaders around the world came up with an appeal for climate change negotiators in the upcoming United Nations climate change summit aimed to curb global warming. Inspired by Pope Francis, their 10-point climate change appeal urges political leaders to consider poor and vulnerable nations in decision making processes.

Life October 27, 2015

Pope Francis Says Families Are Important 'Factories Of Hope'

At the Vatican-sponsored conference dubbed the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed over 18,000 people saying that families are important "factories of hope."

Society September 28, 2015

Holy Rock Star: Pope Francis Set To Release 'Wake Up!' Rock Album

His Holiness Pope Francis is gearing up to release a rock album titled 'Wake Up!' The first single is available online and the Vatican-approved album is set for a Nov. 27 release.

Arts & Culture September 28, 2015

The Pope Is On Periscope: First White House Broadcast Features Pope Francis

President Obama and Pope Francis share something in common. They are both techies who enjoy interacting with people on social media.

Society September 26, 2015

This Priest Built The Vatican Out of 500,000 Lego Bricks

A priest recreated an intricate depiction of St. Peter's Square using LEGO bricks and LEGO people. He spent 10 months assembling this Vatican model, currently on exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Internet Culture September 23, 2015

Pope Francis To Address Global Warming Issues In US Congress

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, is scheduled to make an address at a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24. Observers believe his speech will center on his call to protect the environment and the importance of tackling the issue of climate change.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2015

Sorry, No Drones Allowed For Pope's US Visit

Drones will not be allowed to fly in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27, as Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States.

Society September 16, 2015

Pope Francis Gets His Own Emoji In Time For His First US Visit

Pope Francis will be making his first visit to the U.S. later this month. And now you can chat with your friends all about it using new Popemoji.

Apps/Software September 11, 2015

Pope Francis Hosts World's Mayors To Discuss Climate Change

The Catholic leader's involvement in the issue of climate change is gaining both approval and criticism.

Earth/Environment July 20, 2015

Pope Francis' Climate Change Encylical: Science And Religion Must Unite To Save Earth

The newly released encyclical of Pope Francis encourages science and religion to unite to save the planet. An honest and open dialogue between the different sectors is highly encouraged.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2015

Pope Francis' Leaked Climate Change Encyclical Draft: What To Expect

By tackling environment issues in his first encyclical, Pope Francis is officially entering the climate debate, spotlighting the role people play regarding climate change.

June 16, 2015

How Pope Francis Can Influence Discussion On Climate Change

Pope Francis is expected to address issues regarding climate change through an encyclical, which is set to be released on June 18.

June 14, 2015

Rick Santorum To Pope: Leave Climate Change To Scientists

Former U.S. senator Rick Santorum urged Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church to avoid getting involved in the global warming debate and just leave these affairs to scientists.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2015

Pope Francis Says Church Should Listen To Women's Voices

Pope Francis, the highest leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has urged the religious to honor the rights of women as equal members of the Church during his meeting with an international group of male and female Catholics working in the Diocese of Rome.

May 19, 2015

Watch The Harlem Globetrotters Teach Pope Francis How To Spin A Basketball

Visiting Vatican City, the Harlem Globetrotters taught Pope Francis how to spin a basketball on his finger. He almost had it too.

Movies/TV Shows May 7, 2015

His Holiness Francisco' iPad Auctions For Record $30500

An iPad once owned by Pope Francis has been auctioned off, fetching a massive $30,500. Proceeds will go toward the Francisco de Paysandu high school for the poor in Uruguay.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2015

Pope Francis Gets Special Pizza Delivery While Riding In The Popemobile

Pope Francis was hand-delivered a pizza from Pizzeria Don Ernesto in Naples on Sunday directly to the Popemobile.

Internet Culture March 23, 2015

Pope Francis Sets Off Bomb with Climate Change Encyclical: Conservatives Running for Cover

A lot of people still believe that climate change is nothing more than a green agenda. Pope Francis thinks otherwise. The Pontiff is getting ready to release an official papal document on pressing environmental issues.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2015

#WeLovePopeFrancis: Pope Concludes Manila Visit with Youth Encounter, Mass Attended by Six Million People

Pope Francis ended his trip to the Philippines on Monday where he was sent off by the country’s president, church leaders, cabinet members and a legion of Filipinos who lined up the streets to catch a final glimpse.

Society January 19, 2015

Pope Francis May Tip the Balance in Climate Change Debate: Should Skeptics Worry?

In a bid to influence how the world deals with the issue of climate change, Pope Francis will issue an encyclical that will urge Catholics worldwide to take action on global warming.

Earth/Environment January 4, 2015

Pope Francis Compares Vatican Bureaucracy to Ailing Body, Warns of 'Spiritual Alzheimer's'

This year’s Christmas greeting from Pope Francis to the Curia sounded a lot like a boss telling off top executives before sending them away for the holidays. Everyone can definitely expect changes in the coming year.

Life December 23, 2014

Pope Francis Says All Good Dogs Go To Heaven

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church announced that the gates of heaven are open “to all God's creatures,” in response to a grieving boy who lost his dog.

Internet Culture December 12, 2014

Pope Francis backs theory of evolution and Big Bang

At an address given at the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis said that both the theory of evolution and the Big Bang do not contradict the role of God as creator.

Internet Culture October 28, 2014

Pope Francis too cool to ride a Harley Davidson, puts it on auction block

Holy Harley! A 1,585-cc big bike owned by Pope Francis will be auctioned next month for charity.

Photo January 14, 2014

Pope Francis tops Facebook's 2013 list of 'Most Talked About Topics'

Pope Francis made it to the top of Facebook's trending topics for 2013.

Society December 11, 2013

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