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Cardinal Christoph Schonborn opened the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy in Rome

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

Vatican judicial authorities launch inquiry over restructuring work allegedly costing $480,000

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

By washing the feet of the refugees, ‘Francis is asking for respect for each one of them,’ Archbishop Rino Fisichella said

Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in June

Pope Francis led the Palm Sunday Mass with more than 60,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square

Rector at basilica says he has also seen a rise in non-Catholics wanting to go to Confession

Archbishop Shevchuk had expressed the disappointment at the joint declaration signed by Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch