The pontiff was upstaged by a little boy during a mass in St. Peter's Square, but his calm reaction highlighted a skill he's worked hard to master.
Italian newspapers reported today that spy software was found on phone chargers and thumb drives given to attendees of the September G-20 summit, hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Costa Concordia drama is finally over for most, but relatives of those whose bodies were never recovered are still waiting.
Racial tension has been on raw display in recent months across Europe, but in Sweden an outraged public is fighting back.
The ex-premier's sentence for tax evasion - one of many in the past two decades - was upheld Thursday, putting Italy's ruling coalition at risk.