Change at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation and the conclave to elect Pope Francis I the Church's new leader
Pope: "Even I need to be cleansed by the Lord"
Pontiff asks inmates to pray that be may be cleansed of his "filth" in pre-Easter ritual at Rome's main prison
Pope Francis after 2 years: A revolution at the Vatican
Pope's popularity continues to soar but some conservatives worry he may be eroding the Catholic identity
Vatican buries homeless man in famed cemetery
Familiar face around the Vatican buried in final resting place of princes, cardinals, artists
Pope in trouble with Mexico over drug trafficking remark
Latest instance of pontiff's casual speaking style has Vatican officials trying to defuse diplomatic tiff
Vatican makes unprecedented move with gay visitors
Officials do something they've never done before at Pope Francis' weekly general audience
Pope Francis: "There is a limit" to free speech
Catholic leader says free speech is a fundamental right, but "you cannot insult the faith of others"
11-year-old cancer patient's papal wish granted
The girl who's called "one tough cookie" is living up to her name, with a little help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as she fights stage 4 neuroblastoma
What role did Pope Francis play in U.S.-Cuba shift?
Obama referred twice to pontiff, thanking him for his involvement with change in relations between two countries
Pope takes scientific view on origin of the universe
Pope Francis says Big Bang theory "does not contradict the creative intervention of God"; adds God isn't "a magician, with a magic wand"
End of remarkable synod sees pontiff beatify Pope Paul VI
While bishops scrapped ground-breaking welcome to gays and divorced couples, hot-button issues still up for debate
Catholic bishops make final decision on welcoming gays
Hot-button issue debated along with whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion at synod of bishops
Anger over ferry sinking still raw in South Korea
Families of teenagers and others who perished in the disaster are demanding answers and say they want those responsible punished
Pope Francis walks the walk in flashy Seoul
Pontiff who has made humility his hallmark drives the point home by giving his driver the morning off, and warning showboats they risk "emptiness"
Pope's nod to China, on a wing and a prayer
Francis' South Korea visit historic in its own right, but to millions in China, path he took to get there is even more significant
World tensions surface in pope's S. Korea visit
Seoul says North fired projectiles into sea as he arrived; Vatican's testy relationship with China reportedly having repercussions
Pope's apology to sex abuse victims genuine?
Vatican insists pontiff's landmark private meeting with abuse survivors "absolutely not a public relations event," but not everyone is convinced
Pope Francis begs sex abuse victims' forgiveness
In landmark meeting with several survivors, pontiff expresses "sorrow" for "sins and grave crimes" of clergy
Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no
Pontiff condemns legalization of marijuana, other drugs as flawed, failed experiment, saying "Drug addiction is an evil"
Pope Francis is fine, he's just hot
Vatican admits pontiff has trouble walking "far," but rumors sparked by cancelled summer engagements are mostly summer haze
A year into Francis' papacy, Jesuits seeing a boost
Pope's popularity considered a key factor behind the growing interest the Society of Jesus
Pope Francis delivers off-the-cuff homily for Palm Sunday
The pontiff hopped off his popemobile to pose for “selfies” with young people in a packed St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis' strongest statement yet on sex abuse
In closed meeting with children's rights group, pontiff says he felt need to "take it upon myself" and ask forgiveness
Queen to pope on her gift: "I hope that is unusual for you"
Pontiff returns courtesy to visiting monarch with gift for Elizabeth's great-grandson, Prince George
Obama: Pope seems "a little bit uncomfortable" with papacy frills
After historic meeting with pontiff, president says Francis "projects the kind of humility and kindness" consistent with Jesus' teachings
President Obama and Pope Francis meet at the Vatican
President and pontiff talk about helping world's poor; audience comes as poll reveals 46 percent of Americans have favorable view of Francis
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