Catholic Herald logo

An 82-feet-tall Christmas tree was erected in St Peter’s Square last week

Pope Francis praised Fr Kolvenbach’s ‘complete fidelity to Christ and his Gospel’

Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Advent

At Mass, priests prayed for ‘an end to communism, especially in Cuba and Venezuela’

The 15-minute meeting follows a steady improvement in relations between the two states

Abandoning a belief in absolute moral norms would be a catastrophe for the Church

Kazakhstani bishop hails ‘courageous’ cardinals who wrote to Pope Francis asking for clarity

Both Pontiff and President-elect have caused the press to exclaim ‘Did he really just say that?’

The appointments were announced by Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Achbishop Christophe Pierre

Doubts about faith should spur deeper study and prayer, Pope tells general audience