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Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will be shorter than a usual synod, says cardinal

Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visits Washington to highlight plight of faithful in Iraq

Islamic State group threaten to kill any Christians who did not convert to Islam or pay a tax

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis (AP)

Father Anthony Currer says it is significant that change has been implemented by the Church of England

Vatican bank also reveals it has €250.7 million invested in external funds

‘I wish to call attention to the tens of thousands of children that emigrate alone,’ says Francis

Cardinal George Pell says Vatican must become ‘model of financial management’

The Vatican has set up an 11 member committee to advise on communications

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako reiterates appeal for release of two nuns and three orphans

The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew