Vatican expert who has hosted politicians from Tony Blair to Lady Thatcher has some advice for the new US President.

Pressure on the Knights of Malta is growing after new evidence emerged that Pope Francis never asked for Cardinal Raymond Burke and the Knights of Malta leadership to sack a senior official in a row about the distribution of condoms...

A papal commission is underway investigating the sacking of Albrecht von Boeselager, a senior figure in the Order of Malta, accused of supporting an organisation distributing condoms in Myanmar.

Eleanor Margetts, pictured, a volunteer with Wellspring Community in Brighton, East Sussex, won a competition to travel to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis and present her ideas on how the Church is getting young Catholics to take a lead on providing solutions to global problems to a joint Vatican-UN symposium at the end of October. Here she shares her experience with

On Saturday Pope Francis placed red hats on the heads of seventeen new cardinals, inducting them into the world’s most exclusive club where members are typically known as Princes of the Church. But Francis has repeatedly stressed that being a cardinal is not about status but service and has now made it his mission to give red hats to the unambitious, pastorally minded, serving in some of the most far-flung, and dangerous, parts of the world...

A former Harvard professor argues that 'The Donald' could win next week because behind the misogynistic, bombastic stench of Trump is the sweet smell of freedom from a corrupt establishment represented by Hillary Clinton

Author and campaigner Tim Gee guides us through the Calais refugee camp - dubbed 'the Jungle' - as French authorities go through the process of dismantling it and moving refugees to alternative accommodation - some to the south of France and others across northern France and a few across the Channel to Britain...

The protection of women against sexual harassment and worse needs more than our prayers and the words of comfort from Pope Francis - we need boots on the ground to cut the increasing number of reported cases in the US and throughout the western world...

Pope Francis named a new batch of cardinals today meaning he has chosen almost 40 per cent of the men who will elect his successor...


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