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France ended a year-long standoff with the Vatican on Wednesday by announcing that Laurent Stefanini, a gay diplomat whose nomination as ambassador to the Holy See was stonewalled by Rome, had been named the new French representative to UNESCO...


Almost a quarter of Catholic prisoners encounter obstacles in the practice of their faith, a major new report commissioned by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has found...


Pope Francis’ eagerly anticipated apostolic exhortation following two synods on the family will be released this morning. Here are five points to bear in mind about the document, titled 'Amoris Laetitia' ('The Joy of Love')...

 


Pope Francis is planning a visit to Greece, a move that will throw him into the heart of a European debate over the migrant crisis...


A Northern Irish woman who induced an abortion after buying pills on the Internet has been given a suspended sentence in a case that is believed to be the first of its kind...


Pope Francis has met with the leader of the Society of Saint Pius X, raising the possibility of breaching the rift between the dissident traditionalist group and the Church...


True harmony within a Christian community ensures that none of its members is left wanting and places the needs of others before the selfish desire for money, Pope Francis said...


The expanded use of an abortion-inducing drug in America will pave the way for the “destruction of even more innocent lives” say pro-life advocates...


Church leaders have called for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after a constitutional court ordered him to repay £12m he took from public coffers to refurbish his country house...

 


The Scottish Bishops have told the country’s Catholics to be more active in political life and to consider joining a political party...


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