Pope Francis has made hundreds of new saints at his first canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square. Here is a look at the people receiving the Catholic Church's highest honor:Full story
Rock star Patti Smith, who is not Catholic, shook hands with the pontiff Tuesday while visiting the Pope’s weekly general audience at St. Peter’s Square. She is currently in Rome for a music festival. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
Patti Smith, artist and punk rock pioneer, met Pope Francis at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday.Smith, who is not a Catholic, told the media afterwards that she found the new pontiff "very interesting" and "liked h … Full story
In his first Easter Sunday since his election, Pope Francis led an open-air Mass in front of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, offering a message of peace. He called for an end to violence across the world and an easing of tensions in the Korean peninsula. NBC’s Claudio Lavanga reports.
Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of his Wednesday general audience at St Peter's Square at the Vatican May 22, 2013. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
A spur used by gauchos is seen during an exhibition in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 17 ,2013. REUTERS/ Stefano Rellandini
A woman takes a picture inside the exhibition "Argentina - The gaucho, Tradition, Art and Faith" at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 17 ,2013. Gauchos, the legendary Argentine cowboys from the vast pampas of Pope Francis's homeland, are being celebrated in a rare exhibition in no less a place t
A silver "mate" cup which gauchos would drink a tea made from yearba from, is seen during an exhibition in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 17, 2013. Gauchos, the legendary Argentine cowboys from the vast pampas of Pope Francis' s homeland, are being celebrated in a rare exhibition in no less a