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Cassiana Severino holds her daughter Melisa Vitoria, born with microcephaly at the IMIP hospital in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Brazil talks of ‘a huge national mobilisation’ against the mosquito but this is likely to remain but a dream as the government has repeatedly failed the governed

Sao Paulo Cardinal Odilo Scherer opens the Door of Mercy (CNS)

North America’s only Holy Door at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec was opened on the weekend

Mother Teresa: a constant target (AP)

Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours

A mine in Brazil (CNS photo/EPA)

Firms must ‘adopt behaviour inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family’

Cardinal Tempesta, left, with Cardinal Lacroix and Cardinal Nichols in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Gunmen drove off in Cardinal Tempesta’s car on Sunday night, according to Rio police

Pope Francis disembarks from his plane in Quito, Ecuador (CNS)

The Pope told the patient to allow himself to be ‘led by God’s hand’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo (CNS)

Francis’s great political journey

The Pope’s travels have so far been both pastoral and pious

A still from the Fox Sports advert (CNS)

Fox Sports ran the advert ahead of a match between San Lorenzo and São Paulo

Fr Donald Calloway: ‘Christians could learn a lot from the zeal of surfers’

The spirituality of surfing

Fr Donald Calloway on why wave-riders call the beach their ‘church’

Pope Francis kisses an infant as he makes his way to Copacabana beach for the World Youth Day Way. Catholicism is losing ground across the region (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Large numbers adopting evaneglical Protestantism or leaving religion