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Huge picture is close to where Francis will celebrate Mass

‘Don’t be ashamed, I congratulate you’, he tells woman in emotional conversation

‘Tsunami’ of emigration threatens the future of the Church there

The Pope has written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq.

The archbishop says the crisis in Iraq has challenged his faith despite him encouraging Christians who flee to Irbil

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is said to have survived a blaze at the El Goloso base near Madrid last month

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

Islamists destroy 5th-century Mar Elian monastery