St. Peter's Square - updates

Rappler's latest stories on St. Peter's Square


Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring 'contract killer'

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:12 PM

'Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer to solve a problem,' says Pope Francis

FORGIVENESS. Pope Francis leads the Angelus at the Drum Crescent, Knock, County Mayo on August 26, 2018, on the second day of his visit to Ireland to attend the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Photo by Tiziani Fabi/AFP

'Put down those smartphones!' Pope Francis tells bishops

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:41 PM

The Pope says 'At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't say 'lift up our mobile phones to take photographs'

ENOUGH SNAPS. Pope Francis waves during his weekly audience at St.Peter's Square in Vatican city, on November 8, 2017. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Pope 'greatly concerned' over new CAfrica violence

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:32 PM

Pope Francis plans a six day African tour his first to the continent that will also take him to Kenya and Uganda

MESSAGE. Pope Francis waves to the faithfuls gathered in St.Peter's Square at the vatican as he leads his Sunday Angelus prayer on January 12, 2014. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP