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

The permanent council of the Italian bishops’ conference issued its message for Italy’s pro-life day for 2017

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’

A play depicts a family campaigner as a zombie whose eyes are poked out. This is about more than one person’s good name

The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

The cardinal said the transformation of the world begins in the family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

The cardinal said that Pope Francis had offered ‘a much deeper understanding’ of discernment