St Peter’s Basilica

Rector at basilica says he has also seen a rise in non-Catholics wanting to go to Confession

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The programme includes a penitential celebration and a consistory for several causes of canonisation

Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith

Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and Vatican offices

A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Finland has reiterated that the Church has not changed its teachings

On the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the thirst for God is present in everyone

Projections of animals and nature were projected onto St Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday night