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The Pope continued his series of messages on hope at this week’s general audience

The Church is not a democracy in the usual sense, but it is a society governed by law

The Pontiff told participants at a Vatican event on religious life that the loss of clergy is weakening the Church

Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the Order of Malta’s council that all decisions taken in recent weeks are ‘null and void’

The Order will meet to discuss the resignation of Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing

The Pope also told the faithful that women were more courageous than men

The Order’s Grand Master, Fra’ Matthew Festing, offered his resignation to the Pope on Tuesday

Fra’ Matthew Festing met with Pope Francis on Tuesday and offered his resignation

The delegation met with Christian communities and their pastors in the Syrian city

A YouTube channel featuring ‘virtual tours’ has also been launched