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The trip would likely include the first ever papal visit to Northern Ireland

Francis said it was a mortal sin to exploit workers for cheap labour

Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary

The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Women are called to save souls in many different ways

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’

Pope Francis opened the Italian bishops’ conference annual assembly in the Vatican

The election of a Muslim as London mayor ‘illustrates the need for Europe to rediscover its capacity to integrate’, the Pope told La Croix

Pope tells faithful at Pentecost Mass, ‘We were made to be God’s children’

For some reason, Mary is often a stumbling block for those outside the Church.