Vatican

Pope Francis is presented with a football helmet by Michigan football team coach Jim Harbaugh during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Faith News
Michael J. O'LoughlinApril 26, 2017
Coach Jim Harbaugh presented a custom Wolverines helmet and a pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers to Pope Francis.
In a video, His Holiness Pope Francis speaks at TED2017, April 25, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED
Faith News
Michael J. O'LoughlinApril 26, 2017
Pope Francis asked all people to work toward a future that lifts up society’s most marginalized, including migrants, the sick, the unemployed and prisoners.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 22, 2017
The conference brought together six lay people from different countries “to reflect on the post-synod apostolic exhortation that has aroused grave perplexities and widespread unease in numerous components of the Catholic world.”
Pope Francis greets Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in 2016 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 21, 2017
Pope Francis will be in Egypt for two days beginning on April 28.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly, right, shakes hands with Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on April 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
Politics & Society News
Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.
President Donald Trump talks about the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act before signing it, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 20, 2017
The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, told America that no official request for an audience had arrived at the Vatican from the U.S. president as of late Wednesday evening, April 19.