The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a message to mark the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh

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The bishops of America have released a pastoral message urging Catholics to show solidarity to refugees

The current vicar, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, is two years beyond retirement age

The proportion represents a rise in Catholics and a fall in the number of Protestants in recent decades

The Church has welcomed tens of thousands of new faithful in the last four years

Poll suggests the Democratic nominee is supported by 51 per cent of Catholics compared to 40 per cent for her Republican rivals

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St Jose Sanchez del Rio was canonised with six other new saints on Sunday