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The prize is awarded each year to ‘a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced in October

The mosaic depicts the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 15 witnesses in 1979

The cardinal said he he had heard rumours about Brother Ted Dowlan, but assumed they were being dealt with

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In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

Edward Byers Jr rescued a civilian hostage from a remote area of Afghanistan in 2012

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

Lebanon will become the thirteenth country in which the Scottish charity delivers its food and education programmes

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga praised Pope Francis for helping create conditions for stable elections