Pope Francis warned Thursday that modern trends from a heedless worship of technology to an addiction to fossil fuels and compulsive consumerism.
History was made on Ash Wednesday in Vatican City and it's because of an outreach program fostered by Pope Francis, an idea he had that he's made a reality.
Pope Francis will visit the U.S. Capitol on September 24 and deliver an address to a joint session of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Thursday.
Pope Francis' confirmed his trip to the U.S. this fall will include stops in Washington and New York City, in addition to the previously announced visit to Philadelphia.
Pope Francis came out strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs on Friday.