Pope Francis greets visitors at his weekly general audience, where he teaches about the Catholic faith.



Pope Francis presides at this Lenten penitential liturgy in Saint Peter's Basilica.


On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis leads a procession from Saint Anselm's Basilcia to Basilica of Saint Sabina in Rome, where he presides at Mass on the first day of Lent.


Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass from Saint Peter's Basilica for the 21st World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2017, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple; Candlemas.


Pope Francis leads ecumenical Holy Vespers from Saint Paul's outside the Walls Basilica in Rome on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul for the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.



Pope Francis celebrates Mass during the 2016 consistory held for the appointment of 17 new Cardinals.


Pope Francis canonizes seven new saints: Salomon Leclercq, José Sanchez del Río, Manuel González García, Lodovico Pavoni, Alfonso Maria Fusco, José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, and Elizabeth of the Trinity during this special Mass in Saint Peter's Square.


Pope Francis takes part in prayer services in Assisi, where Saint Francis was born, as part of the World Day of Prayer for Peace. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the First World Day of Prayer for Peace that Saint John Paul convened back in 1986. 


Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Saint Peter's Square.


Pope Francis celebrates holy vespers on the Occasion of the World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation in Saint Peter's Basilica.


Pope Francis visits Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi. He said people need to experience God's forgiveness and start learning how to forgive others. "Too many people are caught up in resentment and harbor hatred because they are incapable of forgiving. They ruin their own lives and the lives of those around them rather than finding the joy of serenity and peace."


Pallium Mass celebrated on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul from Saint Peter's Basilica.



Pope Francis greets visitors at his weekly general audience, where he teaches about the Catholic faith.