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The US President began his two-day trip to the region with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

President Michael D Higgins presented Pope Francis with a commissioned sculpture to signify a ‘call to action’ on climate change

The announcement comes as Pope Francis prepares to receive President Trump next week

Research that destroys embryos is part of a ‘throwaway culture’, the Pontiff said

Archbishop Fisher said parts of the media and legal systems were already treating the cardinal as guilty

The Vatican’s chief of doctrine urged pro-life Canadians to continue the fight

Father Miguel Angel Machorro was stabbed three times at Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral

‘Today, too, there is a great need of prayer and penance to plead for the grace of conversion, to plead for the end of so many wars that are all over the world’, the Pope said

The South American country of 31 million has been besieged by a deep political crisis since President Nicolas Maduro moved to expand his power

During the visit, the pope was to preside over the canonization ceremony of two of the young seers, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto