Pope Francis publicly honored a Bolivian for his work translating religious texts into native languages of South America.
Those pardoned include female, young and sick prisoners but not those who have committed "extremely dangerous" crimes such as murder or rape, a statement read.
The president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro is working to set up a meeting with Pope Francis in hopes of restarting talks with the Venezuelan opposition.
The Colombian government and FARC unveiled the independent mechanism for selecting judges for special peace tribunals, in which they will seek to enlist the participation of Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
HERE is a piece of news that may have escaped you in the holliday rush. A non-European pope is hailed as the greatest European
Many of us have praised Pope Francis for his humbleness and for his tolerance toward victims of discrimination who had long been neglected by the Vatican, but it’s time to tell him loud and clear: Get out of Venezuela.
The region has taken on importance not only by the number of adherents to the church but by what constitutes and shows to the world
The Pope has brought a renovated agenda that has increased his geopolitical influence
Pope Francis has urged young Mexicans to reject a life of crime and "dare to dream" as he visited Michoacan - a state hit hard by drug violence.
Venezuela's government and its opposition are to meet for crisis talks, the Vatican says, after an intervention from Pope Francis.