The homeless people have been given seats of honour at the Mass

The Vatican has taken a key step along the road to declaring an English aristocrat related to Princes William and Harry to be a saint

An Italian politician is urging Pope Francis to put the slain French priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, on a fast track to sainthood

A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve will be published ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonisation

The bone fragment is thought to be part of the elbow of St Thomas, who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170

The canonisation Mass will conclude the Vatican Jubilee for ‘workers and volunteers of mercy’

Today is the feast day of St Apollonia, the saint who had her teeth knocked out by a violent mob

In a morning Mass homily, Francis reflected on Samuel’s anointing of David as king of Israel

Our books blogger lists her favourite books of 2015

St Jane Frances struck up a close friendship with St Francis de Sales