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The Vatican has released the Pontiff’s annual message for the World Day of Peace

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

Germain Grisez and John Finnis named eight positions ‘contrary to Catholic faith’ and asked Francis to condemn them

Rigid? Disapproving? Some younger worshippers fit the description

Pope Francis made his traditional visit to the statue of Mary by the Spanish Steps in the centre of Rome

The 23 scholars include members of pontifical institutions and major universities

Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation

The Pope said that in a synodal Church there was ‘a movement from high to low’

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

During a morning Mass homily, the Pope prayed for the grace ‘to await Christmas sincerely recognising our wounds and sins’