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Vatican spokesman calls the killings ‘terrible and dramatic’

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October

John the Baptist knew his role was ‘to prepare people for an encounter with the Lord,” says Francis

International Theological Commission says Church leaders must pay heed to ‘sense of the faithful’

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

The Pope celebrated the evening Mass outside the Basilica of St John Lateran

Pope Francis reminded the faithful that Jesus was a refugee

Pope encourages Christians to be passionate for “the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel” in message for World Mission Sunday

Gypsies are called ‘to contribute to the common good’, says Pontiff

Pope Francis has criticised Catholics who only have ‘one foot in the door’