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Female ordination and sexuality are surface issues. The root of the problem lies in different views on Scripture and tradition

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

The Pope was speaking at the opening ceremony of a world conference on faith and sport hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture

The Pope and Archbishop Justin Welby signed the declaration at a Vespers service in Rome

The Catholic and Anglican leaders signed a joint-declaration during a vespers service in the church of St Gregory in Rome

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts

In his prayer intentions for October, the Pope asks for prayers for journalists and World Mission Day

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