The president of the commission established by Pope Francis to advise him on child sex abuse in the Church has released a statement stressing the “moral and ethical responsibility” of clergy to report all suspected cases of abuse to the police

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has commented on the controversy ignited by newly-revealed letters from St John Paul II to the philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, reaffirming that the late Pope was committed and faithful to God

Parishioners and pilgrims gather daily at the temporary shrine at the Sacred Heart Church three days before the pope was to end his six-day Mexican visit in Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican community on the border and El Paso's sister city

The National Library of Poland has contested the findings of a BBC Panorama programme to be aired tonight, claiming that the relationship between a Polish philosopher and St John Paul II 'have no basis in the content' of the letters that the pair wrote to each other

A cache of letters written by St John Paul II to a married woman with whom he had an extremely close relationship has been uncovered by the broadcaster Ed Stourton. Some 350 letters to the philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, written between 1973 when he was Cardinal Archbishop of Krakow until 2004, the year before he died

Antonin Scalia, a committed Catholic and the most staunchly conservative judge serving on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79. His death has left a hole on the bench at a time when many of this year’s biggest Chritian issues are due to go before the Supreme Court


Pope Francis addressed the entrenched issues of corruption and exploitation in Mexico yesterday (14 February) at a Mass in Ecatepec, one of the country’s poorest and most dangerous cities

Pope Francis fulfilled his much-desired wish to pray in silence before the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. After celebrating the first Mass in Mexico, the pope made his way to the camarin behind the main altar of the basilica dedicated to Mary

Sr Anne de Clerque-Wissocq de Sousberghe – the oldest nun and the fourth oldest person in Britain – has died today aged 111

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has urged people to come to Mass this Sunday (Valentine’s Day) for the opportunity to meet their soulmate

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