The Ecumenical Patriarch has received a petition calling for autocephalous status for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine has predicted that the Catholic Church will change its teaching on same-sex marriage.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl has urged clergy to avoid partisan politics ahead of November’s presidential election.
Guardian photographer Christian Sinibaldi goes behind the scenes at the Vatican.
And an 80-year-old mother offers sage advice to her bishop-son.
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