Piece of cassock soaked in a vial of the late pope’s blood is being flown from Ireland today
Six states have already legalised same-sex marriage, while 30 states have passed laws prohibiting it
Instead the Pope is giving £600,000 in aid and sending a cardinal to visit refugees in Lebanon
Pontiff congratulates US president on his re-election in a telegram that has not fully been made public
Catholic Care has lost its legal battle to retain its charitable status while restricting its services to heterosexual couples only.
The former Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain has died.
The Pope has urged Catholics to deepen their belief in eternal life on the Feast of All Saints.
Benedict XVI issues appeal in message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Message says Church will be renewed despite weakness of its disciples
Here we publish the message of the synod of bishops, approved today