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Cardinal Christoph Schonborn opened the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy in Rome

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

During Eastertide many souls are released to heaven. They need our prayers as they cannot help themselves

As we approach the canonisations of John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, we remember five important aspects of the saints’ lives

Cinemas in major cities in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland gives people chance to watch the historic event in 2D or 3D

Pope Francis and his predecessor met publicly for the second time since his election