According to a recently released study, visiting beautiful churches and cathedrals are one of the top reasons that influences the youth across the globe in deciding to convert to Christianity.
In his strongest statement on the sex abuse scandal yet, Pope Francis directly addressed abusers within the clergy, telling them to turn themselves in and face justice.
During a seminar last Saturday in the Vatican, Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops that they must work to fight abuse and the culture behind it: "just say no to abuse of power, conscience or any type."
Last Saturday, millions of Polish Catholics gathered around the countries 2000 mile border forming a human chain where they prayed the rosary to "save Poland and the world."
Meriam Ibrahim, the 26-year Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by Muslim authorities for marrying a Christian man has been release and arrived safely in Rome and met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Hailing him as "The People's Pope", Time magazine has named Pope Francis, Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Catholic Church, as its "Person of the Year".
During Pope Francis' Angelus last Sunday in Saint Peter's Square, the Supreme Pontiff addressed those who consult with fortune tellers and horoscopes saying:
The major networks skipped the closing prayer of the DNC in Charlotte. Here is Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivering the prayer.
Archaeologists believe they have discovered the ring of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect of Judea who ordered the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Pope Francis has authorized parishes and dioceses to organize priest-led pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a site of alleged Marian apparitions that "need study."