Pope Francis

Pope Francis tests negative for coronavirus

Pope Francis has tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he had no immediate comment on the report, Reuters reported. Earlier, the …

Pope sends condolences following Iran air crash

Pope Francis has sent a message of condolence to all those who lost loved ones following an air crash in Tehran, Iran, Vatican News reports. The Ukrainian International Airlines passenger plane went down on Wednesday morning after …

Pope Francis sends letter to Georgian Patriarch

Pope Francis has sent a letter to Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and commemorated the Patriarch's hospitality during his visit to Georgia three years ago, InterPressNews reports. “I would like to express my …

Pope Francis invites Ilia II to Vatican

Pope Francis invited Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II to the Vatican next year to commemorate the 40-year anniversary since the latter’s “historic visit” in 1980. In the …

Pope Francis sends Syria's Assad letter

Pope Francis’s envoy told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting of the Pope’s concerns for the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria, a Vatican spokesman said today. Cardinal Peter Kodwo …

Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum yesterday evening. …