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During the papal visit to the US, Francis will visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families

Paul Inwood was among 90 composers to submit a composition to the Vatican

The Syrian Observatory on Human Rights has reported a group of elderly Christians kidnapped by Islamists in February have been freed

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Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck has written to parishes, schools and other institutions

The pilgrims from the US arrived for the eight-day visit to the Marian shrine in County Mayo on Sunday

The Holy Father discussed his encyclical on the environment during the interview with an Argentine radio station

Bishop Oscar Cantu visited Japan for the 70th anniversary of the devastating bombings

Pope Francis sent a papal envoy to a prayer service with Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan

Labour leadership contender has spoken about his Catholic upbringing and his current attitude to the faith