Pope Francis has held his weekly general audience in the privacy of his library as the Vatican implemented Italy’s drastic coronavirus lockdown measures.
Pope Francis did not deliver his usual blessing and remarks from a window in the Vatican on Sunday, in a move aimed at discouraging crowds amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Pope Francis will deliver his next two public blessings via video to prevent crowds from gathering, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
A Vatican spokesman has confirmed the first case of Covid-19 at the city-state, as did officials in the African nation of Cameroon.
Pope Francis cancelled his official audiences on Friday after apparently coming down with a cold.
Pope Francis has chosen a Uruguayan priest who has worked with street children to be one of his two personal secretaries.
Pope Francis has asked an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State.
The Vatican cardinal who co-authored a controversial book with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI reaffirming priestly celibacy has denied he manipulated the retired pontiff into publishing it.
Pope Francis has cautiously waded back into the crowds after video of him slapping away the hand of an overly enthusiastic pilgrim went viral and sparked a papal apology.
Pope Francis has apologised for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him towards her.
Comedian Stephen K Amos was ready to confront Pope Francis over homosexuality before a “life-changing” conversation.
Computer hackers have descended on the Vatican to help tackle pressing problems particularly dear to Pope Francis, including how to better provide resources for migrants and encourage solidarity for the poor.