Pope Francis meets with predecessor Benedict XVI in first such encounter in 600 years - 2 months ago
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Benedict and Francis embraced when the helicopter which brought Francis from Rome landed at the residence. He added that Benedict's health was normal for a man of his age.
Cardinal's departure darkens mood as Pope Benedict XVI allows early conclave - 2 months ago
With just three days left before Benedict becomes the first pope in some six centuries to step down, he accepted the resignation of Britain's only cardinal elector, Archbishop Keith O'Brien, who was to have voted for the next pope.
Pope says communism does not work in Cuba, urges change - 1 year ago
Cuba released 70 members of the dissident Ladies in White group detained during the weekend but warned them not to attend activities related to the pope visit.
Pope wants to see Fidel Castro on Cuba trip: Source - 1 year ago
At present, the pope is only scheduled to meet Fidel Castro's younger brother, President Raul Castro, 80, whose formal title is president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers.
Italy enthralled by Costa Concordia's tale of two captains - 1 year ago
The Coast Guard officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard unwittingly became an instant hero.
Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia's 'unlucky' history - 1 year ago
On November 22, 2008, the ship tried to enter the port of Palermo, Sicily in a storm and was damaged when it hit the dock.
Three die after Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground - 1 year ago
A dramatic nighttime rescue operation involving lifeboats, ships and helicopters went on for hours after the 1, 14,500 gross tonnes Costa Concordia hit a sandbar near the island of Giglio as passengers were finishing dinner.
Pope ushers in Christmas, decries commercialisation - 1 year ago
Pope Benedict ushered in Christmas for the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics on Saturday, urging humanity to see through the superficial glitter and commercialism of the season and rediscover the real significance of the humble birth of Jesus.
Pope visits cathedral in African voodoo city - 1 year ago
Dressed in red, a snake priest and others dressed in white said they had nothing against the pope's visit.
Pope says West should not condescend to Africa - 1 year ago
The 84-year-old pope made his appeal in an address to officials of Benin.