Catholic News Service

The consistory will likely approve the date for the canonisations of Paul VI and Oscar Romero

Speakers told a conference on Humanae Vitae of the need to evangelise society through the teaching of the Catholic Church

Here is a selection of quotations from “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on holiness:

The vial of blood will be enshrined in Manila cathedral

Facebook apparently deemed that the San Damiano Cross contained ‘shocking content’

The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch said Iraq may be ‘the cradle of civilisation,’ but has been transformed into a country of disasters

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles alone welcomed 1,700 catechumens and 1,127 candidates

More than half of all Americans said they would go to church this Easter

The move has been described as ‘a major step backward in religious work’