Pope Francis has criticised the US for naming the largest non-nuclear explosive in its arsenal as the "mother of all bombs", saying it is offensive to use the word mother in relation to deadly weapons...


San Juan Archbishop Robert Gonzalez Nieves has said that the reality of seeking protection under a type of bankruptcy declaration that was made on behalf of the Puerto Rican government last week was a forced one, but it is a fairer system than being left to fend for itself against debtors..

President Donald Trump is to meet Pope Francis during his first foreign visit which will see him attend the G7 summit in Sicily..


The Holy See has announced it is establishing an embassy in Myanmar, a diplomatic coup for Pope Francis as he attempts to extend the Church’s 'soft power' political influence in Asia...

The Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, has said that where medical treatment becomes disproportionate to any possible benefit, it is sometimes necessary to recognise the limitations of what can be done...

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has announced that the preliminary hearing into the English Benedictine congregation of the Catholic Church will be held on 6 June. The public inquiry – one of only four to be held this year – will take place in December.

Hundreds of people attended St John’s Cathedral in Salford, above, on 1 May, for the first ever Mass for Migrants in the city, which recognised the contribution of migrant workers and their families to British society.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has issued a strong condemnation of recent statements by Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic Party, indicating the party would only support candidates who support abortion rights, writes Michael Sean Winters. Cardinal Dolan is chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities.

The archdiocese of Cologne has appointed a group of young people to “translate” the official Vatican Youth Synod questionnaire, which will probably be published online this month, into “ordinary German which young people are familiar with”, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.

In a meeting with Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox leader Pope Tawadros II in Cairo on Friday, Pope Francis said the two communities must oppose violence and work more closely together to witness to Christ in the world, writes Christopher Lamb.

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