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Pope Francis discussed poverty at morning Mass at his Vatican residence

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle among those who will attend October’s synod on the family

Francis spoke to a group of parents at the annual pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday

Department of Health statistics show abortions due to disability have risen by nearly 1,000 since 2011

Italian magazine L’Espresso has published a leaked version of the pontiff’s encyclical on the environment

The South American football federation had pledged to donate $10,000 to a Vatican charity for every goal scored in the Copa America

Jozef Wesolowski accused of carrying out ‘a number of offences’ in the Dominican Republic

A climate group has released an unofficial trailer ahead of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul in Minnesota is to leave his post