Catholic News Service

Francis expresses solidarity with the victims of the explosion that left three dead 70 injured

A 12-hour gun fight between Islamic rebels and government troops took place earlier this week

Pope makes comments during Mass at his residence in the Vatican

The ecumenical meeting comes after clashes between the Lebanese army and Syria-based militants

The prolific academic and author has passed away at the age of 78

‘We’re still trying to understand the savagery which erupted here,’ says Archbishop Michel Cartateguy

Pontiff addresses members of the Roman Rota at start of the Vatican’s judicial year

Francis prays for victims of violent protests and targeted attacks against the Church in Niger

The offence of blasphemy was first introduced in Ireland in 1937

‘The biggest human rights rally in the world’ marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in the case of Roe vs Wade