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 A girl visits the tomb of Carlo Acutis, who died of leukemia in 2006 aged 15, in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Assisi, Italy, May 26, 2024. Pope Francis has cleared the way for Acutis to be the first saint of the millennial generation.

God's influencer: Carlo Acutis to become first millennial saint

By Irit Skulnik
 Pope Francis gestures from a balcony at St. Peter's Square, on Easter Sunday, at the Vatican March 31, 2024.

Vatican tightens procedures on supposed 'supernatural events'

By REUTERS
 Progressive Judaism leaders meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, and ask for prayer for release of hostages.

Progressive Judaism leaders meet with Pope Francis, ask for prayer for release of hostages

 The spiral stairs of the Vatican Museums, designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932.

Vatican Museums staff start unprecedented legal action over labor conditions

By REUTERS
 Pope Francis holds the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 8, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with families of Hamas hostages, marks 6-month anniversary

By THE MEDIA LINE STAFF
 Pope Francis looks on from a balcony, on the day he delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) message at St. Peter's Square, on Easter Sunday, at the Vatican March 31, 2024.

Pope Francis calls for Gaza ceasefire in Easter address

By REUTERS
Pope Francis presides over the Good Friday Passion of the Lord service in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 29, 2024.

Pope leads Good Friday service ahead of Colosseum procession

By REUTERS
 Greece's Orthodox Church, Ieronymos II and Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, attend a ceremony to mark the return of three Parthenon fragments from the Vatican, at the Parthenon Gallery of the Acropolis Museum, in Athens, Greece March 24, 2023.

Pope expels disgraced former bishop, says Belgian church

By REUTERS
 Pope Francis reacts during the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 20, 2024.

'War is always a defeat': Pope calls to end wars in Gaza, Ukraine

By REUTERS
 Pope Francis holds a weekly general audience in Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, August 30, 2023.

Pope Francis calls for studies into 'ugly' gender theory

By REUTERS
 Argentina's President Javier Milei looks on during a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre, in Jerusalem, February 7, 2024.

First female Argentine saint brings together Pope Francis and Milei

By REUTERS
 Pope Francis reacts as he attends a meeting at Palais du Pharo, on the occasion of the Mediterranean Meetings (MED 2023), in Marseille, France, September 23, 2023.

Pope condemns anti-Judaism, antisemitism amid new wave of attacks against Jews

By REUTERS
 Pope Francis leads the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, October 11, 2023.

Pope says Africans are 'special case' when it comes to LGBT blessings

By REUTERS
 Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, on February 16, 2020.

Sara Netanyahu appeals to Pope Francis to help free Gaza hostages

 (L-R) South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Pope Francis

Pope 'colluding with forces of evil' against Jews, South Africa's chief rabbi says

 Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with members of Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service (CHARIS) at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, November 4, 2023

Pope: Israelis, Palestinians face Christmas 'of pain and mourning'

By REUTERS
 ranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian attends a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow, Russia December 7, 2023

Israel's crimes in Gaza more heinous than ISIS, Iranian FM claims

 Pope Francis leads an ecumenical prayer vigil in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, September 30, 2023.

Pope Francis deplores Israeli killings of civilians at Gaza church

By REUTERS