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Amendment that would prevent abortion providers offering counselling is defeated by a majority of 250

Benedict XVI reflects on Psalm 3 at weekly general audience in St Peter’s Square

The National Gallery’s groundbreaking exhibition displays altarpieces as more than just works of art

Vatican insists it ‘in no way hampered or interfered in’ abuse inquiry

Vatican says it is ‘sorry and ashamed for the terrible sufferings’ of abuse victims

Benedict XVI sends message to Catholic and Orthodox scholars

Today is the Doctor of the Church’s feast day

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St Laurence Giustiniani (September 5) was born an aristocrat but became renowned for his extreme asceticism

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms