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Laying down one’s life for others is now a category under which a person might be beatified or canonised

People who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good of others will now be considered for beatification

Gates, who is from a Catholic family, describes contraception as ‘one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known’

Pope Francis reportedly said Europe ‘will no longer count for anything in the world’ if it does not federalize

‘The Church’s social teaching must also be applied to the way employees are treated here in the Vatican,’ the cardinal said

While the Pope’s hug is part of a practical priesthood, Corbyn’s is more sentimental

Pope Francis prayed God would reward the cardinal for his ‘faithful and fearless dedication to the well-being of the people of the East and West’

The Pope is making clear there is now only one centre of power at the Vatican

At least 80 people have been killed since anti-government protests erupted three months ago

Vatican says Holy Father is following Charlie Gard situation ‘with affection and commotion’