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Bishop Ramon Castro of Cuernavaca celebrated the funeral Mass of Mayor Gisela Mota

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world

Pastor James McConnell described Islam as ‘heathen’ and ‘Satanic’ in a sermon

ISIS claimed responsibility for last month’s attack which killed 20 people and injured more than 40

The shrine in Ramsgate has been chosen as one of the select sites for a Holy Door

As Ireland marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the country’s bishops have said there needs to be a renewed commitment to peace

Fr Dhiya Aziz, who was reportedly captured by Islamists prior to Christmas, has now been released

Bishop Declan Lang will lead a delegation of bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America later this month

A MOAS rescuer helps a child after a refugee boat capsized off a remote Greek island. Credit: Robert Young Pelton / MOAS.EU @2016

A two-year old became the first refugee to drown in 2016, as a migrant dinghy capsized while crossing the Aegean Sea

Sir Jack Stewart-Clark will take a dramatisation of the last days of Christ to one of Italy’s biggest prisons