Bishop Edward Daly, former Bishop of Derry and civil rights protester during the Troubles, died this morning aged 82...

Pope Francis has written to the ten refugees taking part in this year’s Olympic Games, extending his warm greetings and wishing them every success...

Rio Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch held by Brazil's former Olympic volleyball player, Maria Isabel Barroso Salgado, beneath the statue of Christ the Redeemer, just hours before the opening ceremony of the Games...

The Vatican will anticipate the canonisation of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata – or Mother Teresa as she is best known – with a special postage stamp, which will be released 2 September, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint...

The Head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said Chinese officials are now willing to “reach understanding” with the Vatican over the deeply contentious issue of appointing local bishops...

On Thursday, Pope Francis visited Assisi, central Italy, to mark the 800th anniversary of the Franciscan feast of the Pardon of Assisi...

Some young Catholics have complained that they were priced out of attending World Youth Day by a postcode lottery that has seen some dioceses charge more than twice as much as others for the pilgrimage to Krakow.

Catholic charity Mary’s Meals has launched a Crisis in Malawi campaign after severe droughts left 6.5 million people facing chronic hunger.

Hundreds gathered at the small open-air clinic in the grounds of St Theresa’s Catholic cathedral in Juba when Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Mass there two weeks ago, writes Ellen Teague.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, whose writings were once strongly identified with resistance to any change to the ban on Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, has given a ringing endorsement to Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis that sums up two synods on the family...

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