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The Pope celebrated Mass with the Order of Preachers at Rome’s Basilica of St John Lateran

26 bishops visited the Vatican for the ‘ad limina’ visit

A refuge is being constructed for young women rescued from traffickers in the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Schools in the Italian capital have been evacuated as a precaution

The Pontiff spent more than three hours at the parish of St Mary in the Setteville area of Rome

Pope Francis baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel

Thermal sleeping bags were distributed to some rough sleepers

Monsignor Hilarion Capucci had a history of activism linked to Middle East conflicts

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

Church doctrine and canonical legislation can be complicated to navigate. Dubia seek to end confusion on all sorts of topics