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The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

The Honduran Cardinal spoke at a meeting of Caritas (CNS)

Cardinal Rodríguez criticises opponents of Francis’s forthcoming document on climate change and the environment

Francis prays during Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the start of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly (AP)

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Benedict XVI pictured in Cuba in 2012 (CNS)

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

A congregation in the Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore (CNS)

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 (Mazur/Flickr)

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

Earthmovers clear the debris at the site of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal earlier today (PA)

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

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

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

People gather around the ruins of the burned Bama Market in Maiduguri, Nigeria (CNS)

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