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The new John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences will replace the original organisation founded in 1981

He said cardinals should be the Pope’s ‘closest collaborators’

Once, social care was provided in the family. But thanks to family breakdown, the burden now falls on the state

Gabriela Ramos said the religiosity of countries such as Mexico and Poland contributed to general levels of happiness

Jose Maria Chema Postigo was a father to 18 children

The US cardinal made the remarks in a letter to the priests of the Washington Archdiocese.

John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio was clear on the matter – and in line with Church teaching

The Malone family lost six of their nine children in the devastating fire

Melbourne’s John Paul II Institute is being shut down unexpectedly – the ramifications extend far beyond Australia

Francis says theologians should focus less on how people are going astray and more on helping them