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Summary of letter from the Pope Emeritus to Cardinal Bertone published by Italian newspaper

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre

Bishop Mark O’Toole praises ‘the fidelity of those who like to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form’

Catholic aid agency says people fear more buildings will collapse after 7.4 magnitude earthquake

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’

Aid to the Church in Need say 5,000 Catholics have been killed in one diocese alone

Sister Helen Prejean has met with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev five times since March

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22, according to the country’s bishops’ conference

Pope Francis was taking part in The Peace Factory initiative in the Paul VI hall