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Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as several US states attempt to restrict the procedure

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic church, compared abortions to "hiring a hitman." He previously likened them to the Holocaust.

Pope Francis wants hair stylists to stop gossiping

Pope Francis was speaking to 230 hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians on a pilgrimage to Rome when he made the comment.
Pope Francis gives his thumb up upon arriving to preside over an evening vigil with young people at the Campo San Juan Pablo II in Panama City, on January 26, 2019.

Pope Francis donated $500,000 to help migrants in Mexico headed for the US border

Pope Francis donated $500,000 to support migrants in Mexico headed to the US border, according to an announcement from the Vatican.
The Dalai Lama in action with his only hobby, repairing watches, at his residence in McLeod Ganj. He still has a Rolex watch given to him by late U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.

The quirkiest hobbies and habits of 9 world leaders, from repairing Rolexes to ripping up official documents

From a lifelong interest in tinkering with watches to extensive morning routines, here are some lesser-known details of world leaders' private lives.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple will help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral after its massive fire, according to CEO Tim Cook

Apple is pledging to assist in the rebuilding efforts of Notre-Dame after the historic cathedral took damage from a massive fire on Monday.
Pope Francis and Lionel Messi.

Somebody asked the pope if calling Lionel Messi ‘God’ is sacrilegious, and he responded

Even Pope Francis can agree that Lionel Messi is "very good" at soccer.
Pope Francis gives his thumb up upon arriving to preside over an evening vigil with young people at the Campo San Juan Pablo II in Panama City, on January 26, 2019.

People are roasting the Pope for tweeting that the Virgin Mary was the first ‘influencer’

He said earlier Saturday that being an "influencer" means being "guardians of everything that can make us feel part of one another."
Pope Francis leads a special audience to deliver a Christmas message to Vatican workers in Paul VI hall at the Vatican December 21, 2018.

‘Prepare for divine justice’: Pope Francis tells priests guilty of sexual abuse to hand themselves in

Pope Francis thanked the media for uncovering sexual abuse allegations and warned those guilty of perpetrating abuse to "prepare for divine justice."
Emanuela's brother, Pietro, is pictured above in 2011.

Here’s everything we know about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi — the cold case that is being revived after bones w...

Bones were found below the floors of the Holy See's Embassy to Italy in Rome on Monday. Italian media think they may be related to Emanuela's case.

Head of South Korea’s ruling party says Pope wishes to visit North Korea: Yonhap

Kim Jong Un wants to meet Pope Francis.