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Mario Zenari has served as the Pope’s representative in war-torn Syria since 2008

Poll suggests the Democratic nominee is supported by 51 per cent of Catholics compared to 40 per cent for her Republican rivals

The opposition alliance also tentatively welcomed the release of four jailed activists and agreed to delay a symbolic trial of President Maduro

A new civil lawsuit has been filed against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was suspended in June

Cardinal Kurt Koch acknowledged the difficulties faced by Catholic-Lutheran married couples unable to share the sacrament of Communion

Francis discussed the ordination of women, refugees and the Venezuela crisis during his latest in-flight press conference

It is part of a new initiative The Art of Dying, which offers ‘a helping hand’ to those dealing with death and bereavement

Pope Francis offered the list at a Mass celebrating the Feast of All Saints

‘The Beatitudes are the image of Christ and consequently of each Christian,’ the Pope said

Francis celebrated Mass with Sweden’s Catholic community