Cindy Wooden

Vatican initiates investigation criminal investigation into how he used the accounts

Laws on child abuse and terrorism funding tightened from September

Pontiff recites prayers to consecrate Vatican City to St Joseph and St Michael the Archangel

Archbishop Ezzati claims Pope Francis plans to tour South America after trips to Africa and Asia in 2014

Pontiff says Pope and bishops ‘must go forward’ on ‘path of synodality’

Father Francois Murad killed in north Syria near the Turkish border

The best candidates are ‘pastors who are close to their people’, Pontiff says

New Testament scholar the Rev Richard Burridge is awarded prize alongside German lay theologian

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

General audience focuses on the Church as a living body