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Today the Vatican published the October’s gathering working document – Instrumentum Laboris – that takes into account submissions from bishops’ conferences and others from around the world.

The bishops of England and Wales have expressed their sadness and regret at the torching of part of the historic Galilee church that commemorates Jesus’ Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes.

Mexico's Supreme Court has declared as discriminatory and unconstitutional state-level laws that define marriage only as the union of a man and a woman. The decision, in effect, legalises same-sex marriages in all 31 of the country's states.

Christians who manufacture arms or invest in the arms industry are hypocrites, Pope Francis said during his two-day visit to Turin.

A Catholic youth festival in Scotland has been cancelled due to lack of demand. “Stirling 2015” had been due to be held at the city’s university at the end of July and was aiming to replicate some of the spirit of World Youth Day. It was designed for Catholics aged 14- to 25-years old and was going to include talks on faith, prayer, worship, workshops and social events.

An order of nuns has upset residents of a care home for the elderly by announcing they are no longer going to run the institution because the costs of upgrading the building are too great.

Kofi Annan and the Environment Secretary Liz Truss have welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical that urges politicians, big business and individuals to drastically reduce their carbon emissions to slow down climate change and other damage to the environment.

Pope Francis' encyclical on the care for the environment was launched today at the Vatican. In it he urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet.

Pope Francis has urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet.

Pope Francis' encyclical on the care of the environment, Laudato Si’ is being presented at the Vatican.

 
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