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The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

Francis was speaking to the national directors of the pontifical mission societies at a meeting in Rome

More than 100 officials and legal experts attended a summit sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

The archdiocese of Agana has hired a law firm to look into allegations against Archbishop Anthony Apuron

The Pope’s new set of canons are significant because they locate the epicenter of the abuse crisis in the episcopacy

Following a request from the Pope, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is organising a two-day workshop that will take place in November

The Pope celebrated the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with thousands of priests in St Peter’s Square

The potential scope of the new definition of episcopal negligence is of huge significance

Under new procedures, Vatican will launch an investigation when there is ‘serious evidence’ of negligence

The Vatican has approved the casting of Manchester United’s manager, according to reports