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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a Vatican-sponsored workshop on environmental issues

Catholics join clean-up effort following riots in Baltimore

Bishops back Pope Francis’s initiative for the Jubilee Year of the Mercy of God which starts in December

Director of Caritas Nepal says ‘logistical problems are enormous’ after Saturday’s earthquake

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Twiplomacy study shows that the Pope’s ‘retweet’ and ‘favourite’ rate is more than eight times higher than the US president’s

Cardinal Bechara Rai tells UNESCO that Christians are ‘irreplaceable peacemakers’ and, without them, ‘Islam will fall into the hands of fundamentalists’

The US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments over whether states that bar same-sex marriage must recognise such unions

Shelter, water and sanitation top priorities as aid agencies try to help survivors of Saturday’s earthquake

The diocese of Leiria-Fátima says Francis’s visit will coincide with the centenary of the Apparitions of Fatima