Ahinoam Nini, known as Noa, renown Israeli singer, has participated in the composition of the musical that is consecrated to the figure of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Pope Francis held his first meeting with the Council of Cardinals in the Vatican.

On Monday, September 30, 2013, Pope Francis announced the date for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

On September 27, 2013, Pope Francis received the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X.

Pope Francis sent a message to Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the great Imam of the Islamic University al-Azhar, one of the main cultural institutions of Sunni Islam.

On September 10, 2013, Pope Francis visited the Astalli Center in Rome, a center that caters to refugees, providing meals, social services and places to sleep. The center is administered by the Jesuits.

Following the lead of Pope Francis, many Catholics and non-Catholics joined the Pope in a day long fast for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the world on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Today, Saturday, September 7, 2013, Pope Francis has called on us all to fast for peace in the Middle East, what does this mean for Catholics?

On Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the Angelus Prayer, Pope Francis asked all to fast on Saturday, September 7, 2013, for peace in Syria and in the world.

On Monday, September 2, 2013, Pope Francis received a delegation from the World Jewish Congress, a few days before Rosh HaShana.

On Saturday, August 31, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin as the new Secretary of State.

Thursday, August 8, 2013, marks the end of Ramadan, known in Arabic as Id al-Fitr. Pope Francis sent a message to Muslims as is customary at this time each year.

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the end of the closing mass of the WYD, Pope Francis announced that the next WYD would take place in Cracow, Poland.

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, millions of young people participated in a record “flash mob” a short time before the celebration of the final mass.

Sunday, July 28, 2013, marked the end of World Youth Day in Brazil with millions attending the ceremonies presided by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis is in Brazil for the World Youth Day and continues proclaiming the Gospel to one and all.

On July 22, 2013, Pope Francis arrived in Brazil for the World Youth Day.

During his visit to Lampedusa, on July 8, 2013, the Pope addressed his greetings to the Muslims for a blessed Ramadan.

In his first trip outside of Rome, Pope Francis travelled on Monday, July 8, 2013 to the island of Lampedusa.

Vatican Radio published the news that Popes John Paul II and John XXIII would soon be made saints.