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Francis visits birthplace of popular Italian saint

Christians may offer donations but should never feel they have to pay for a Mass, Pope Francis said

It is hoped the tribunals would speed up abuse cases

God ‘does not want to beat us and condemn us,’ the Pope said

He has resigned his position on the Roman Rota

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will allow young people to interact ‘with their peers in Rome’

‘Imparare a congedarsi’ (Learning to say farewell) and was given ‘motu proprio’ on February 15

A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus’s brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease

The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile