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The suffering and suicides of people abused by clergy ‘weigh on my heart’, Francis said

The members of the international Council of Cardinals began their February meeting expressing their ‘full support’ of the Pontiff

The Pope was speaking to patients and medical professionals ahead of the World Day of the Sick

Statue of Mary at Medjugorje

Vatican says Bishop Henryk Hoser will not be deciding on the merits of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary

‘He’s a trickster,’ the Pope said. ‘He promises you everything and leaves you naked’, like he left Adam and Eve

The Pope told religious superiors that prayer, not tranquillisers, helped give him a sense of peace

Cardinal John Tong says the deal will end a ‘crisis of division’ between official and underground churches

The Pope met editors at La Civilta Cattolica to mark its 4,000th edition

My Vatican journey


Holy See diplomacy has achieved impressive results in supporting peace efforts worldwide. As Britain’s ambassador, I hope to help build on that work

Experts argued assurances from China aren’t enough to prove its transplant programme has been reformed