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Nigel Biggar has said: ‘It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult’

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, reminded the prelates of the “noble tradition” of informing the Secretariat of State whenever they travel outside of Rome

Maduro said he would ask the Pope to persuade opponents to stop ‘training children’ to take part in anti-government protests

The Holy See under Pius XII helped Jews travel to safety through its diplomatic network

The Pope said the charismatic movement was not ‘Catholic’ but ecumenical

Pope prays that God will heal ‘the wounds of war and of terrorism’

Bishop Cantú said the move would ‘harm the people of the United States and the world’

Fr Alexandre Awi Mello, who will serve in the dicastery for laity, family and life, has written a book about Francis’s devotion to Mary

‘A shepherd must be ready to step down completely from his church, rather than leave in a partial manner,’ the Pope said

The Pope reportedly made the decision reluctantly ‘after the information coming to his desk left him with few alternatives’