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Bishops have called for urgent prayers as Satanist group prepare to conduct a ‘Black Mass’ service in order to mock the Virgin Mary

Pilgrims began arriving at the shrine before dawn to celebrate the feast of the Assumption

Visit was one of the Pontiff’s ‘Mercy Friday’ trips marking the Year of Mercy

The annual awards honour women who have ‘made an outstanding contribution’ to the Church in Britain

Simone Biles has won the women’s all-around Olympic gold medal for gymnastics

In a new report Germany’s bishops say the 500th anniversary of the Reformation must involve repentance on both sides

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests

The Pope gave toys and gifts to the children, while they showed him a collection of their drawings

‘They represent the strength it takes to come from nothing,’ say refugees following the Games in Brazil

Rosaline Costa had faced harassment and threats – when she went to police they would not even file a report