Pope Benedict has bid farewell to worshippers at his final general audience. Tens of thousands gathered at the Vatican. The Pope told them he'd resigned for the good of the church.
An American bishop has resigned after he failed to report a priest who was found in possession of child pornography. However, child abuse victims see the Vatican's lack of action as too little, too late.
The pope will be stopping by Cuba en route to the United States, where he will address Congress and the United Nations. The pontiff's visit may serve as a diplomatic push for progress between Washington and Havana.
Francis says he could leave his job as pope after about three more years. The bombshell came in an interview with Mexico's Televisa broadcast Friday, the second anniversary of his election as pope.
In a ritual that marks the start of the holiest period in the Christian calendar, Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison.