The gift was part of a trip by the president to express his gratitude for the "unblocking" of the archbishop's canonization process.
At his daily homily Wednesday, Pope Francis said Catholics should work with all who do good, including atheists. He also said it is "blasphemy" to think you can kill in the name of God.
A prayer performed by Pope Francis on a man in a wheelchair was not an exorcism, that Vatican has said.
What does it mean for a pope today if he bravely takes the name of Francis? The concerns of the 13th-century saint must be taken seriously.
Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta has a briefcase he uses to carry documentation that would revise an entire section of the church's basic law.
Pope Francis was scheduled to help the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States broaden its reach around the world by unlocking a smartphone app.
During an audience with national directors of pontifical mission societies from around the world, the pope was set to launch the organization's new Missio app from the Vatican on Friday, sending news and content in eight languages.
The Vatican says Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned after admitting to sexual misconduct, will leave Scotland "for several months for the purpose of spiritual renewal."
If people don't open their hearts to the Holy Spirit, then "being Christian will be superficial," the pope said Wednesday.
The head of the Vatican bank on Monday announced the bank will have its own website by the end of the year and will publish an annual report.
An estimated 30,000 demonstrators marched two miles, carrying signs and following a large wooden cross decorated with replicas of unborn children.