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Pope Francis made the plea at a penitential liturgy in St Peter’s Basilica before hearing Confessions

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who died in 1906, is likely to be declared a saint this year

American architect of the Pope’s guesthouse chapel felt he became a ‘pencil in God’s hands’

Let’s hope that our churches are thrumming with activity

Despite reports by the country’s news agencies the Vatican says ‘no travel programme’ is currently being studied

But God will always turn the gravest of sins ‘white as snow’, Francis says at his general audience

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced in October

At a conference on environmental issues, Sister Aloha Vergara urged Catholics to ‘be like Leonardo DiCaprio’

Francis made a surprise appearance at the San Carlo Community in Rome