Staff Reporter

Opposition parties tried to force him out because of his pro-life stance

The ceremony takes place three times a year, and failure to liquefy is seen as a portent of disaster

The former Pope apparently wrote the letters in response to criticism from Cardinal Brandmüller

There are fears a blood test could lead to abortions based on the gender of the baby

Cardinal Becciu will preside over the ceremony of the feast of the Immaculate Conception

Senior US bishops thanked the Pope for meeting them, but declined to go into details on what was discussed

Proportion of US Catholics with a favourable view of the Pope has dropped from 83 per cent to 63 per cent

‘In these times, it seems like the Great Accuser has been unchained and is attacking bishops,’ the Pope said

Around 10,000 Catholics processed through Liverpool at the close of the Eucharistic Congress

The Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool takes place this weekend, 7-9 Sep 2018