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Pope Francis's new encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources (CNS)

The Archbishop of Huancayo says encyclical released this month will have ‘many critics’

ISIS fighters capture Mosul last year (AP Photo/File)

Syrian Orthodox church of St Ephrem to become ‘mosque of the mujahideen’

Syrian refugee children at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan form the word "Syria"  (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)

Region’s Christian leaders choose to meet in Damascus to show their solidarity

Young people in traditional attire take part in a Corpus Christi procession in Witow last week. The country celebrates its conversion next year (CNS photo/Grezegorz Momot, EPA)

English prelate sends message ahead of anniversary of Poland’s conversion

A Russia-backed rebel crosses himself in front of the cross (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

‘The cease-fire is being violated’, Catholic leader says

Cardinal Pell  (CNS)

Abuse survivor Peter Saunders strongly criticised the cardinal in an Australian television programme

Fr Volpi greeting Pope Francis

Fr Volpi was seeking to reform the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate when he became seriously ill

Asia Bibi's daughters pose with a photograph of their mother (Photo: CNS)

Christian woman on death row for five years is transferred to a different prison

Pope Frances talks to the media on board an airplane returning to Rome (Photo: AP)

Commission took four years investigating alleged apparitions at Medjugorje

Pope Francis is pictured during yesterday's Angelus address (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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