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Bishop Larry Silva gave the absolution after Hawaiians received a false alert about a ballistic missile attack

The Cranberries singer spoke frequently about her Catholic faith

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode said there is ‘much that is positive, good and right’ in recognising same-sex unions

The Canada Summer Jobs programme excludes groups that do not support abortion

The government has also banned all church services within the capital’s residential areas

The law in Baltimore fined pro-life centres unless they specifically said they didn’t procure abortions or contraception

Pope Francis visited wards where about 120 children are receiving treatment

Pope Francis will arrive in Chile on January 15 and Peru on January 18

They were martyred, probably by Islamic extremists, in the early 1990s

Mormon President Thomas Monson died on Tuesday at the age of 90