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Gov Andrew Cuomo proposed the Women's Equality Act (Photo: CNS)

Decision a “remarkable victory for unborn children,” says New York State Catholic Conference

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff makes plea during morning Mass homily

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘His eyes are bright and joyous,’ says Salvatorian Father Stephan Otto

Pope Francis: A Christian caanot be anti-Semite (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Francis pays tribute to ‘greater understanding’ of post-Vatican II era

Pope Francis has hailed the example of St John the Baptist (AP)

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist

Bishop Nicolas Brouwet of Tarbes and Lourdes talks to Francois Hollande during an emergency trip to Lourdes (Photo: CNS)

Grotto likely to be reopened in a few days but some churches and prayer rooms to remain closed

A protester in Brazil holds a poster reading: 'We are many, we don't forget, we don't forgive, we wait' (AP)

Bishops’ conference expresses its ‘solidarity and support’ for protesters

Pope Francis (AP)

The best candidates are ‘pastors who are close to their people’, Pontiff says

The prize is funded by the royalties from Benedict XVI's books (Photo: CNS)

New Testament scholar the Rev Richard Burridge is awarded prize alongside German lay theologian

Pope Francis at a Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Better to seek divine treasures such as goodness and love that are stored in heaven, says Pope