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Cardinal Timothy Dolan  (CNS)

Bishops want Obama administration to ensure religious freedom is protected

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Christians are able to address God directly as ‘Father’, says Pontiff

Benedict XVI, who was baptised Joseph, first approved the change (CNS)

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

Bishop Kenney is pictured during a visit to Gaza (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Kenney named co-president of International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity

Pope Francis shakes hands with a boy before today's general audience (AP)

General audience focuses on the Church as a living body

John Paul II was beatified on May 1 2011 (CNS)

Polish pope could be canonised on 35th anniversary of his election

A tyre floats past the flooded grotto of Lourdes (AP)

Official says the water is still rising after heavy rain and unseasonal snowfall

Police intervene as a woman grabs a poster from a man taking part in an anti-abortion vigil outside the BPAS building in Bedford Square last year (Photo: PA)

London centre was the focus of major pro-life protests

Maria Miller who resigned as Culture Secretary earlier today

Catholic Education Service and CSAN release statement after Culture Secretary’s meeting with internet giants

The Pope greets bishops a the Vatican yesterday (AP)

Pontiff says we can’t ‘leave this to the cloistered nuns’