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There are risks, but many Catholics find electronic devices helpful

Around four per cent of people who claim to be non-religious even say they pray daily

The Pope will pray to the Virgin Mary to ‘help us follow the example of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta’

The great Romantic writer believed that poems should be consonant with Scripture and Christian tradition

Find Mass boring? Good!

Praying through the tedium can be a more authentic way of sharing the divine life. Call it ‘bored again Catholicism’

The Pope posted the message on his Instagram account

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in Yemen in an attack that left at least 16 dead

I decided there was no hell aged 12. Years later, I found myself transfixed by a plea for intercession by an agnostic

‘Tell God what you feel to his face,’ Francis said during Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence