• Like many leaders from around the world, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is preparing to travel to the Vatican to attend newly-elected Pope Francis’s inauguration next week. His decision to do so, however, is a bit more politically fraught than most of his counterparts’. The Vatican is the only European government that maintains ties with Taiwan… Asia-Pacific,Beijing,China,Ma Ying-jeou,Taiwan,Lora Moftah
  • Pope Francis stumbles as he prepares to greet cardinals in Sala Clementina, at the Vatican, Friday, March 15, 2013. The newly appointed Pope Francis stumbled after being introduced to the College of Cardinals, but did not fall and quickly recovered. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, left, introduced the pope to the College of Cardinals.

    The Vatican lashed out at what it called a "defamatory" campaign to discredit Pope Francis over his actions during Argentina's military junta.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 15, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT
  • The negative Vatican response to a U.N. declaration to aid women threatens to undercut efforts to remake their public image. Europe,Catholic Church,Pope Francis,Russian Orthodox Church,Vladimir Putin,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Mar 14, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio attends his first private Mass as Pope Francis in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore on March 14, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

    The app allows users to track the latest news from the Vatican and get insight into the new Pope's activity.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT