The Pope's Nephew Says Francis Shelved Marriage and Med School, Never Wanted to Be Pope

Even Pope Francis’ mother had wanted her boy to be a doctor.

Pope Francis: Divorced Catholics Who Remarry Should Be Welcomed Back to the Church

In a true sign of the times, Pope Francis says Roman Catholics who’ve divorced and remarried deserve better treatment from the church (as do their children). He urged pastors not to treat these couples as if they were excommunicated, multiple sources report.

Pope Francis Tries Coca Leaves, the Main Ingredient in Cocaine, on Trip to Bolivia

Would he or wouldn’t he?

That was the question many were asking as Pope Francis headed to South America on a three-nation tour.

It turns out he did.

The pontiff, 78, tried coca leaf tea on a flight between Ecuador and Bolivia on Wednesday, CBS News reports.

Pope Francis Takes Over Twitter to Talk Climate Change – Read His Boldest Tweets

“Earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone. #LaudatoSi.”

On Thursday, Pope Francis posted over 60 Tweets on the topic of man-made climate change, urging people to take better care of the earth and work to reverse the destruction humans have wrought on animals, the environment and quality of life for the poor, who suffer the most from climate change’s effects.

These Tweets came the same day as he published a 180-page document, “Laudato Si,” urging citizens of the world to unite in taking action to stop the destruction.

The Pope's Climate Change Encyclical Gets an Epic New Movie Trailer

“It’s time to take out the trash.”

Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change was released today, and an epic new (mock) movie trailer – complete with the above amazing tagline – is adding to the holy hype.

Pope Francis Will Hold His First Public Meeting with a Gay Activist in Paraguay

Pope Francis will hold his first public meeting with a married gay activist during a trip to Paraguay in July.

The activist, Simén Cazal, the executive director of the Paraguyan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY, was invited to a round table with the pope and civil society leaders in Paraguy’s capital city of Asuncién on July 11, BuzzFeed News reports.

Pope Francis to Non-Believers: If You Don't Pray, Send Me Good Vibrations!

Pope Francis hopes people wish him well, no matter what they believe.

The head of the Catholic Church often asks people to pray for him, but he offered an alternative on Sunday, “Pray for me, and if some of you can’t pray because you are not believers, send me good vibrations,” Reuters reported.

Pope Francis Pays for Rome's Homeless to Visit the Shroud of Turin

Pope Francis is springing for a meaningful pilgrimage for Rome’s most vulnerable citizens.

The pontiff, who has made helping the poor and downtrodden a hallmark of his papacy, has reportedly footed the bill for two busloads of homeless people to visit the famed Shroud of Turin in advance of his own trip to see the artifact many believe to be Jesus Christ’s sacred burial cloth.

Pope Francis Hasn't Watched Television Since 1990, Longs for Good Pizza

It’s an understatement to say that the pope lives differently than the rest of us, but a new interview with Pope Francis offers a rare peek into the many ways papal life is unique.

Pope Francis's 3 Simple Phrases for a Happy Family Life

Minding your manners could save your marriage, according to Pope Francis.

Using the phrases “May I?,” “Thank you” and “Pardon me” is the “key to building a happy family life,” he told a crowd during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday.

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