According to a new Gallup poll only 59 per cent of people currently have a positive opinion of the Pope

Under the Affordable Care Act, all health insurance plans are required to provide contraceptive coverage

It is worth remembering that the American Church predates our own restored English hierarchy by some 70 years

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre

Gen Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova has been accused of human rights abuses during the bloody civil war in El Salvador

Catholic lay organisation launches challenge on constitutional grounds against move to allow same-sex marriage

Cardinal Egan retired as archbishop of New York in 2009 and was instrumental in helping the city recover in the aftermath of 9/11

Cardinal Pietro Parolin also suggested Francis will go to UN during September trip

He was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting for his life – but his faith survived

Church officials and campaigners respond to Senate Intelligence Committee report