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‘We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening, terrorist violence and hatred,’ says Vatican press office

At morning Mass the Pope says we must not forget ‘how this world will pass away’

The Pope received the cross from President Raul Castro during his trip to Cuba

Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

Diocesan official says community has already born ‘incredible fruit’

Bishop Burns said that victims of abuse help the Church to understand her mistakes

The Pope has written a message to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity

Spotlight chronicles the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002

UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy