Pope Francis looks on after he gave a speech outside the Castelpetroso sanctuary, near Isernia, south of Italy - 5 July 2014. Vatican bank chief to step down amid restructure. The president and four non-executive members of the governing board of the Vatican bank are due to step down. Pope Francis has sought to stamp out corruption and other abuses at the bank, which handles the Church's funds. #Vatican #VaticanBank #PopeFrancis #CatholicChurch #Catholic #finance #Rome

Pope Francis looks on after he gave a speech outside the Castelpetroso sanctuary, near Isernia, south of Italy - 5 July 2014. Vatican bank chief to step down amid restructure. The president and four non-executive members of the governing board of the Vatican bank are due to step down. Pope Francis has sought to stamp out corruption and other abuses at the bank, which handles the Church's funds. #Vatican #VaticanBank #PopeFrancis #CatholicChurch #Catholic #finance #Rome

Pope Francis: Easter message urges peace in Iraq and Syria. Pope Francis has called for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his traditional Easter Sunday message. He urged the international community to address the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in both countries. The Pope also called for peace in the Holy Land, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And he once again referred to the persecution of Christians in many countries. #PopeFrancis #Easter

Pope Francis: Easter message urges peace in Iraq and Syria. Pope Francis has called for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his traditional Easter Sunday message. He urged the international community to address the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in both countries. The Pope also called for peace in the Holy Land, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And he once again referred to the persecution of Christians in many countries. #PopeFrancis #Easter

Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals. The Pope has appointed 20 new cardinals, boosting the number of men from developing countries in the group that will elect his successor. The new cardinals include the first prelates from Myanmar, Tonga and Ethiopia. Fifteen are under 80, making them eligible to vote for the next pope. For the first time, there are more non-European than European cardinals in the electoral body as the Pope seeks to reflect the Church globally. With the appointments...

Pope Francis appoints 20 new cardinals. The Pope has appointed 20 new cardinals, boosting the number of men from developing countries in the group that will elect his successor. The new cardinals include the first prelates from Myanmar, Tonga and Ethiopia. Fifteen are under 80, making them eligible to vote for the next pope. For the first time, there are more non-European than European cardinals in the electoral body as the Pope seeks to reflect the Church globally. With the appointments...

Pope Francis’ Homily At St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The full text of Pope Francis' Homily during the papal visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. #PopeFrancis #StPatricks #NYC #Pope #StPatricksCathedral #Homily #Catholic #RomanCatholic #CatholicChurch #cathedral #NewYork #NY #USA

Pope Francis’ Homily At St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The full text of Pope Francis' Homily during the papal visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. #PopeFrancis #StPatricks #NYC #Pope #StPatricksCathedral #Homily #Catholic #RomanCatholic #CatholicChurch #cathedral #NewYork #NY #USA

Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for brokering Cuba-US deal Cuban President Raul Castro has praised Pope Francis for brokering the restoration of relations between Cuba and the US, announced in December. At the end of an audience at the Vatican, Mr Castro said he had thanked the Pope for his contribution for the historic rapprochement. Secret negotiations to put an end to more than five decades of hostilities were carried out inside the Vatican. The Pope will visit Cuba on his way to the US…

Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for brokering Cuba-US deal Cuban President Raul Castro has praised Pope Francis for brokering the restoration of relations between Cuba and the US, announced in December. At the end of an audience at the Vatican, Mr Castro said he had thanked the Pope for his contribution for the historic rapprochement. Secret negotiations to put an end to more than five decades of hostilities were carried out inside the Vatican. The Pope will visit Cuba on his way to the US…

The Adoration of the Shepherds by the Le Nain Brothers, ca 1640, in the National Gallery, London, England.  #AdorationOfTheShepherds #Christmas #art #painting #Catholic #RomanCatholic #Christian #religion #LeNainBrothers #NationalGallery #London #England #UK #French #Jesus #ChristChild #Jesus #ArtHistory

The Adoration of the Shepherds by the Le Nain Brothers, ca 1640, in the National Gallery, London, England. #AdorationOfTheShepherds #Christmas #art #painting #Catholic #RomanCatholic #Christian #religion #LeNainBrothers #NationalGallery #London #England #UK #French #Jesus #ChristChild #Jesus #ArtHistory

Pope Francis offers a private prayer at the Nazi-era death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

Pope Francis offers a private prayer at the Nazi-era death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

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