Pope Francis arrived in the United States of America for a six day visit, from September 22 to 27, 2015.

Pope Francis spent three days in Cuba, from September 19 to 22, 2015.

On September 19, 2015, Pope Francis arrived in Cuba for a three day visit.

The Conference of the European Assembly of Bishops gathered for their plenary assembly in the Holy Land from September 11 to 16, 2015. They also met with Israeli State President Reuven Rivlin.

In light of the massive refugee crisis in Europe, Pope Francis announced Sunday, September 6, 2015, that he will give temporary housing in the Vatican to at least two refugee families and asked that every European parish, monastery, and shrine do the same.

The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, visited Pope Francis in the Vatican on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Pope Francis has established a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It will be celebrated on September 1st every year.

The beatification of Benedict Daswa will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Tshitanini near Thohoyandou in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan was elected Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians on July 24, 2015. He succeeds former Patriarch Nerses Pierre XIX Tarmouni, who died on June 25.

Pope Francis retuned to the Vatican after a visit to three South American countries that lasted July 5 to 13, 2015.

On July 4, 2015, Father Diya Aziz, an Iraqi Franciscan of the Custody of the Holy Land disappeared in Syria.

On Friday, July 3, 2015, in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis met with members of the charismatic movement who organized a special prayer for persecuted Christians.

The International Council of Christians and Jews held their annual meeting in Rome and the delegates were received in audience by Pope Francis on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

On June 26, 2015, officials from the Holy See and from Palestine signed the Final Accords that conclude fifteen years of negotiations.

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, a delegation from Bnei Brith International visited Pope Francis in the Vatican.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Holy See published the Instrumentum laboris that prepared for the October Synod of Bishops on the family.

On Friday, June 19, 2015 at 19.30, 230 churches in North Rhine-Westphalia, which includes major German cities such as Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf, tolled their bells thousands of times in a mass action to remember the 23 000 refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean over the past 15 years.

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the long awaited encyclical of Pope Francis on the environment was published.

In a first full interview, the Holy See’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke with Jewish journalist Lisa Palmieri-Billig about relations with Jews and Israel.

On Saturday, June 7, 2015, Pope Francis paid a visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.