The Pope ended his day-long visit to Milan by speaking at an annual encounter for young people preparing for confirmation

39 girls were killed and others injured in a blaze that began in a youth shelter after mattresses were set alight

Rival demonstrations have taken place at Planned Parenthood centres across America

Citing St Teresa, the Pope appealed for ‘courageous educational action in favour of human life’

New state regulations require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a healthcare facility

The site includes local guidelines on preventing sexual abuse

Pope Francis spoke at the closing ceremony of an interreligious peace gathering in Assisi

The Vatican sponsored a panel discussion, Eliminating the Trafficking of Children and Youth, at the United Nations

The joint Day of Prayer for Peace, sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need, is one of several initiatives to promote peace in the troubled country

Here we provide a short summary of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation released today