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Pope Francis will release his encyclical on the environment on Thursday

Polish Church delegates will ‘stick to the understanding of Paul VI and John Paul II’, according to a bishops’ conference spokesman

Book containing claims about aliens passed on to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Summary of letter from the Pope Emeritus to Cardinal Bertone published by Italian newspaper

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was one of the clearest thinkers and most direct speakers in the hierarchy of the US Church

Benedict XVI helped rescue the scriptures from becoming lifeless history

The Pope will make a stop in Cuba prior to his visit to the US in September

Ten years ago today Benedict began his transformative papacy

Cardinal Burke says that ‘through sound family life, our society will be transformed’