St Peter’s Basilica

An 82ft Bavarian fir tree is already in place ready to mark the beginning of the Holy Year

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray fell while greeting Pope Francis at the end of Mass on Sunday

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Holy Father formally opens the family synod with Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis has also recently made available a mobile medical unit for refugees in Rome

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is on September 1

The Holy Father prayed for catechists at the tomb of St Pius in St Peter’s Basilica

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