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By 2050, the leading Catholic nations will be in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This will change everything

The South American country of 31 million has been besieged by a deep political crisis since President Nicolas Maduro moved to expand his power

A picture of Retired Archbishop Ramon Ovidio Perez Morales of Los Teques, Venezuela, speaking about attacks in the country

A pro-government collective crashed Sunday Mass at a church in Caracas and shouted insults at the priest

Mass campaign was launched over proposal to introduce gender ideology into the national curriculum

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016

Police arrested Fr Nicola Corradi, 82, Fr Horacio Corbacho, 55, and three other men last week

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred

The Church tilts south

With both the Pope and the Jesuit superior general now hailing from Latin America, the centre of Catholic gravity has truly shifted

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising

Pope Francis

In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins