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.
Newly-installed Pope Francis led his first Palm Sunday mass at St. Peter’s Square. NBC’s Claudio Lavanga reports.
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Pope Francis shakes hands with Argentine supermodel Valeria Mazza and husband businessman Alejandro Gravier, after the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. ATTENTION EDITORS
Pope Francis touches a Virgin Mary statue during a ceremony to mark the end of May at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican May 31, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
Pope Francis holds his skull-cap as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The rain hasn't stopped Pope Francis. The 76-year-old pontiff, who lost part of a lung during his youth to an infection, got soaked Wednesday as he