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Tomorrow sees the re-convening of bishops in Rome to consider marriage, divorce and sexuality. Last year’s meeting brought bitter disagreements out into the open and the rows have continued to simmer ever since
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This morning Pope Francis met with five victims of clerical sexual abuse at St Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia.
In an unscripted talk to a gathering of thousands in Philadelphia on Saturday evening, the Pope gave an impassioned defence of the family as a living example of God’s love.
The spokesman for the Holy See confirmed Pope Francis is developing Catholic teaching in the areas of the environment and capital punishment, after his speech to the UN
In his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations today Pope Francis connected the world’s major ills and evils to a failure of will and lack of measures to preserve and improve the natural environment
Hillary Clinton will follow the example of the Pope in making combating climate change the key policy, if she became the next US president
Families must engage their children in the faith at home, if the Church is to continue to have people answer the call to religious life, delegates to the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) were told.
Pope Francis chose to highlight the work done by the women of the Church when he spoke during vespers at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York on Thursday
Making history as the first Pope to address Congress, Francis held up two radical figures from the Catholic left as examples of inspiration for US legislators
Pope Francis celebrated the canonisation of the Blessed Junipero Serra, the 18th century Spanish missionary who founded the first missionary in California to bring the Catholic faith to the natives
Pope Francis visits the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order who are involved in a long legal battle challenging President Obama’s healthcare reform which is now heading for the Supreme Court