Pope Francis has called for world financial reform, saying the global economic crisis has made life worse for millions of people. Speaking at the Vatican, he condemned an economic "dictatorship", and said money should serve rather than rule.
The now-retired Pope Benedict moved back into the Vatican — making it the first time two popes have lived under one roof.
A new report by TorrentFreak showed at least one person in Vatican City has been using the Holy See's Internet for illegal downloads.
Here are some scenes from Easter Sunday around the world.
Holy Week has begun as Pope Francis and Christian faithful celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Starting with Palm Sunday and concluding with Easter Sunday, here's a look at the celebrations of faith from across the world.
Hundreds of Jews gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday to attend a mass prayer for the holiday of Passover. The worshippers attended Birkat Hakohanim, the Priestly Blessing, which draws crowds from across Israel and around the world. It is held three times a year. Kohanim, or priests, ...
Clergymen and Christian faithful file into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, here in Jerusalem's Old City. They're flocking to the ancient church to celebrate mass on Holy Thursday. According to Christian tradition, Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples before the Last Supper, prior to his crucifixion. Now, ...
As Christians celebrate Holy Week, members of the Hindu religion are celebrating Holi, a festival celebrated by painting each others, handing out candy and squirting water at other festival-goers. The holiday starts with a bonfire, followed by paint throwing. It's all to celebrated spring's arrival and the victory of good ...
Members of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster plan to appear in front of judges in Strasbourg to appeal for their right to exist as a religion.
Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.