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A French Catholic group has sent the new statues from Lourdes to Erbil, where they will be carried through the streets in procession

The groom, a student from Glasgow, said it was a great way to prepare for marriage

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The cardinal also said there was a danger of excessive focus on the Pope

‘It is an odd kind of surprise when believers are attacked by their co-religionists merely for fighting for what their Churches have always held to be true,’ the archbishop said

The cathedral will be the mother church for the territory of Kosovo

Researchers say the Shroud contains ‘nanoparticles’ of blood that are typical of someone who has experienced violent trauma

The former pontiff also likened the Church to a boat that at times has ‘taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing’

‘Sanction is doubled if the offence is committed in the presence of children,’ the sign adds

US conservative Catholics have formed an ‘ecumenism of hate’ with Evangelical Protestants, Civiltà Cattolica has claimed