America

46 per cent of US Catholics say the global persecution of Christians is ‘very severe’

The secular world offers easy answers, but it does not offer satisfying answers, the archbishop said

The cardinal suffered a stroke while leading Stations of the Cross last Friday

The move could set a new precedent in dealing with abuse allegations

Eight Democrats joined Republicans in voting down the bill

He is expected remain in hospital ‘for a few more days of testing and observation’

The board members told Cupich his ‘unfortunate approach to decision-making is driving people away’

Staff Sergeant Travis W Atkins died in Iraq after tackling a suicide bomber

Ambassador Sam Brownback said there was ‘no sign’ China would change its position on the country’s Catholics