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The disappearance of traditional religious orders is changing the landscape of the Church

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years

Bishops consult Catholics on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception in online survey

Archbishop Nichols has asked for Catholics’ views ahead of the Vatican family synod next year

The so-called global war on Christians is a fiction

Persecution is a localised phenomenon rather than a truly global one

Pope Francis meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Rome

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma

Vatican is an ‘enormous soft power’, says MP after visit

‘The British government is very interested in what the Vatican says’

Hundreds gather for Race of Faith in St Peter’s Square

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis welcomes new US envoy to the Vatican

Kenneth F Hackett fills diplomatic post that has been empty for a year

Boxing champion meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Sergio Martinez gives Pope replica of his WBC middleweight belt

Cardinal Bertone ends term as Vatican Secretary of State

Pope Francis acknowledges Cardinal’s contribution to the Holy See in short ceremony

Benedict XVI welcomes statue of Our Lady of Fatima to his home

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.