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Eight minutes of silence replace homily during funeral of the former Vatican diplomat who was awaiting trial on abuse charges

SSPX priests will also be allowed to absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy, the Pope has said in a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

The Pope has written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

A teenager sang for the the Pope after describing how she had been the victim of bullying

Benedict XVI focused his homily on the importance of finding ‘truth, love and goodness’ in God

Francis said he hopes the beatification of martyred Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke will give the persecuted faithful ‘courage and hope’

Bishop Melki was beheaded a century ago for refusing to convert

Catholic Relief Services worker calls for united effort to combat extremism in the north African country

Cardinal Onaiyekan said he hoped the 500 day event would be a ‘symbolic catalyst’ for stirring the Nigerian community

President Otto Perez Molina insists he will remain in office