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In his address to diplomats Benedict XVI laments violent attacks on Christians as well as efforts to push religion out of the public sphere

St Genevieve Torres Morales (January 5) was told she could not join the Carmelites because of a handicap

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

Cuban ambassador to Holy See says trip will leave deep mark

Pope gives red hat to Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York

Vatican congregation says the Year will focus on Christ and ‘the beauty of having faith in him’

Print edition 06.01.12

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In his message for the World Day of the Sick Benedict XVI says the sacrament deserves ‘greater consideration’

American priest who was paralysed from the chest down defies doctors’ predictions after praying to a 19th-century Blessed