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Pope Francis met with Rev Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, on 7 March in an encounter described as "very positive".
Hospitality, cooperation and justice should characterise the response of communities and nations to displaced people, Pope Francis has declared.
In remarks on World Peace Day, marked by Catholics on 1 January, Pope Francis said that peace is rooted in the strength of humility.
Pope Francis' wish for Christmas is for a better world, and for protection and dignity for a range of vulnerable groups.
Pope Francis, whose comments and actions have produced apoplexy among the US religious right, "reminds me of Jesus", says a leading evangelical.
The recent Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis concerning the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world has been welcomed by the WCC.
Pope Francis has warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology that betrays the gospel's transformative love.
Tens of thousands have responded to Pope Francis' call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace and justice in crisis-torn Syria.
Pope Francis has called for an end to the fighting in Syria, and for moves towards diplomatic and political rather than military solutions in the region.
Like many people, I have spent some time in recent weeks caught up in the media-fest that has accompanied the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the new Pope Francis.