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Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.
Religious orders in England have stagnated due to a drift into consumerism and preoccupation with money and finance, according to a leading historian of monastic life.
The head of the Catholic Church in Bosnia-Herzegovina has said he hopes the Pope's June visit will bring new interest in his “forgotten country” and foster hope among Catholics 20 years after the 1995 Dayton Peace Accord.
Pope Francis is making governments around the world “sit up and take notice” thanks to the huge global impact of his pronouncements on social and economic behaviour, according to the British Ambassador to the Holy See.
Ensaf Badawi, the wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, has called on the Austrian Government to close the controversial Saudi-financed King Abdullah Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (KAICIID) in Vienna.
Ukip's deputy leader has claimed that the party is the natural home for Catholic voters ahead of a meeting with Catholic bishops due on Thursday.
The French President François Hollande included Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in his delegation on a visit to the Philippines to highlight the need for an international agreement on climate change at a major conference due in December in Paris.
The Catholic Church in Russian-occupied Crimea fears it will lose its legal status after failing to meet a deadline for re-registering under Russian law.
Pope Francis is due to have lunch with prisoners and visit the poor during his one-day trip to Pompeii and Naples in March, the Vatican has said.
A 152-year-old care home run by nuns in Dundee that faced closure because of a shortage of vocations has been saved by the Diocese of Dunkeld.