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The Vatican has released the Pontiff’s annual message for the World Day of Peace

The bomb went off during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral

The director gave interviews to Jesuit publications ahead of the release of his new film about missionary priests in 17th century Japan

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

The attack is one of the deadliest against Egypt’s Christians in recent memory

Germain Grisez and John Finnis named eight positions ‘contrary to Catholic faith’ and asked Francis to condemn them

The BBC conceded it was false to describe the Church as being ‘silent’ in the face of Nazism

Pope Francis made his traditional visit to the statue of Mary by the Spanish Steps in the centre of Rome

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The 23 scholars include members of pontifical institutions and major universities