The pope, also known as the supreme pontiff, or the Roman pontiff, is the bishop of Rome, leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, and head of state representing the Holy See. Since 1929, the pope has official residence in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Holy See's city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, succeeding Benedict XVI.
Here's the latest for Sunday, April 12th: Pope urges solidarity on Easter amid pandemic; Faithful celebrate Passover in Jerusalem; UK Prime Minister thanks health workers; Czech National Ballet stages.. USATODAY.com - Published
Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter's Basilica, urging people living through the coronavirus pandemic not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the.. Reuters - Published
Pope Francis, holed up in the Vatican by Italy's coronavirus epidemic, held his first virtual general audience on Wednesday, thanking medical staff but urging the world not to forget the plight of.. Reuters - Published
Catholic communities across the Amazon said they would keep pushing for married men to be allowed to celebrate Mass in the remote rainforest region, after a papal decision on Wednesday blocked their.. Reuters - Published