A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

2017 is set to be another bleak year unless serious progress in tackling terrorism is made

In a telegram to President Vladimir Putin, the Pope assured Russian people of his prayers and spiritual solidarity

It’s time all nations stopped enabling repressive regimes

Poet and author Irina Ratushinskaya was imprisoned in a labour camp for four years

Patriarch Kirill led a sanctifying ceremony in the Saint Trinity Church

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said that Lithuanians felt reassured by NATO support

Catholic politician has promised to defend ‘French values’ if he is elected

Middle East Christians in America and beyond appear to be behind the new president due to his pro-Russian, anti-Saudi leanings

The patriarch met the Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury during his time in London