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Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Advent

At Mass, priests prayed for ‘an end to communism, especially in Cuba and Venezuela’

Catholic politician has promised to defend ‘French values’ if he is elected

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‘Now he awaits the judgment of God,’ says Miami archbishop

The Church has welcomed tens of thousands of new faithful in the last four years

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred

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A masked gunman is suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death

The 15-minute meeting follows a steady improvement in relations between the two states