Mar 5, 2014 — The premiere issue of Il Mio Papa (or My Pope) includes a pull-out centerfold of the smiling, cassock-clad pontiff. But Francis tells an Italian newspaper there's too much hype surrounding his papacy.
Mar 3, 2014 — It was a simple slip of the tongue, they say. But when the pope accidentally utters a vulgar word in a public speech, people notice.
Feb 26, 2014 — It's been one year since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. Now, he has publicly called speculation that he might not have resigned willingly "simply absurd."
Feb 24, 2014 — The move creates a new economic secretariat to oversee all of the Holy See's economic and administrative affairs.
Feb 22, 2014 — The pontiff and his predecessor appeared at St. Peter's Basilica for a ceremony to anoint 19 new Roman Catholic cardinals.
Feb 22, 2014 — The choices reflect the pope's belief that the church leadership should resemble the changing makeup of its members. New cardinals come from the Philippines, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.
Jan 29, 2014 — What can't Pope Francis do? First he's Time's "Person of the Year," then he's a Rolling Stone cover story. Now, graffiti art in Rome is depicting the pontiff as a comic-book caped crusader. Even the Vatican approves.
Jan 21, 2014 — The meeting in March will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter. The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Roman Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.
Jan 14, 2014 — The pontiff was given two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in June, one of which will be sold in Paris to raise money for Charitas Roma.
Jan 13, 2014 — Francis, who has been criticized by some conservative Catholics for not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said the practice is "horrific."