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Security measures put in place due to fears of an Islamist attack

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On the feast of the Epiphany Francis said the Wise Men were ‘guided by an inner restlessness’

The influential American Psychiatric Association has said it is opposed to euthanasia for those who are not terminally ill

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Bishop Tierrablanca said police had stepped up security at churches since last year’s coup attempt

The lawsuit comes amid fears that Catholic hospitals may be forced to carry out abortions and gender reassignment surgery

Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

The proportion represents a rise in Catholics and a fall in the number of Protestants in recent decades

Francis says that Rachel, in the book of Jeremiah, represents every mother throughout history who cries over ‘irreparable loss’