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Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's newly appointed secretary of state (CNS)

Archbishop Pietro Parolin says Pope Francis has created “diplomatic momentum”

Pope Francis greets the crowd after praying the Angelus (CNS)

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to say “no’ to violence

People embrace while standing next to the coffin of a victim of the train derailment in San Pedro  (CNS)

State government said theft of railway parts weakened the tracks and caused the derailment

Father Vincent R. Capodanno (CNS)

Archbishop Timothy P Broglio said that Father Vincent Capodanno, who died in Vietnam Sept. 4,1967, was one of the “great priest chaplains”

Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions

Doctors who agreed to arrange sex-selective abortions will not face prosecution

Cardinal Dolan has acknowledged that the situation in Syria is "complex" (PA)

Cardinal Dolan has urged President Obama not to resort to military action against Syria

Archbishop Josef Wesolowski is being investigated (AP Photo)

Dominican Republic to look into allegations against Archbishop Wesolowski

Mgr Vladimir Ghika was beatified last week (CNS photo/

Mgr Ghika, tortured to death at the age of 80, had ‘an ecumenical heart’

Free Syrian Army fighters take positions as one of them fires his weapon towards what they say are snipers loyal to Syrian President (CNS)

Pope Francis will lead thousands in St Peter’s Square in a prayer vigil for peace on Saturday evening

Fort Hood murderer Hasan – the Archbishop opposes the death penalty

Church opposes capital punishment for Hasan