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The 2016 Summer Games in Rio marks the first time a refugee team has officially participated in the Olympics

It is futile to deny that ISIS can legitimately claim to be Islamic – even if it is out of sync with mainstream Islam

The role of the traditional parish church fiercely defended by Pope Francis

Church secretaries should be a cheery voice at the end of the phone to prevent scaring away callers

The cardinal said Amoris Laetitia proposed ‘a new pastoral approach’ which was ‘more dialogical and merciful’

Pontiff says that in the Year of Mercy it’s ‘ever clearer that the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world’

The martyr, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, is suggested as patron saint at WYD to be held in Panama

Pope Francis tells general audience that the Olympics brings down barriers between people from different backgrounds

The Pontiff told the faithful that young people today gave ‘strong signs’ of hope and brotherhood in a world plagued with ‘cruelty’

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days