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...

Germany’s top Labour Court has referred the case of a senior doctor, who was fired by a Catholic hospital because he had remarried after divorcing his first wife, to the European Court of Justice (above) in Luxembourg.

Police in Kansas have announced that a body found last week in the Arkansas River near one of the city's park is the body of Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita...

Pope Francis has said that all those participating and watching the Olympics should aim not for medals but for “solidarity” and “the recognition that we are all members of one human family”...

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