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The poll coincides with a report on human happiness issued by Cafod, Tearfund and the thinktank Theos

The claim, by Bavarian author Peter Seewald, is based on a series of interviews with the Pontiff earlier this year

Pope Benedict XVI tells media gathered at a conference in Rome to seek the truth every day

Claim that Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for speaking out against an abusive priest is an invention, says Fr Gardiner

In his first pastoral letter, Bishop Mark Davies calls faithful to a year of prayer to Mary

Archbishop Nichols also talks of being ‘engulfed by joy’ as he travelled with the Pope in the popemobile

Ireland’s four most senior prelates to meet Apostolic Visitors appointed to address the clerical abuse crisis

Pope to meet Sarkozy in Italy

Pope Benedict to meet the French president amid tension over French deportation of Roma people

Boom time for Westminster seminaries

Despite a gloomy nation-wide picture, Westminster diocese has experienced an increase in vocations