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The Pontiff discussed his recent visit to Azerbaijan and Georgia at his weekly address

The cardinal condemned the ‘ideological clash of factions’ over ad orientem worship

The organisations cited the Pope’s encyclical on the environment as the inspiration for the decision

Pope Francis visited Amatrice, in central Italy, on Tuesday morning

Making the murdered French priest a saint will also challenge Catholics to ask themselves, am I prepared to die in God’s service?

Quoting a Muslim poet, Francis said religions should help people build better societies

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

Pope Francis gave a press conference on his flight from Azerbaijan to Rome

However, the Pope also told reporters people convinced they were born in the wrong body deserve attentive pastoral care