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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in Rome prison

The Pope will also visit sick inmates in the prison infirmary

Vatican to enter 10 new chapels in Venice architecture competition

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who unveiled the plans, has frequently condemned modern churches as ugly and inhospitable to prayer

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in Rome prison

The Pope will also visit sick inmates in the prison infirmary

Irish pro-lifers join London St Patrick’s Day parade

Around 80 people joined the ‘London Irish United for Life’ group in calling for Ireland to keep the Eighth Amendment

Concert to be live-streamed from Sistine Chapel for first time ever

The performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater by British choir The Sixteen will take place on April 22

Catholics are biggest victims of hate crime in Scotland

There are concerns over an increasing trend of anti-Catholicism in the country

Pope tells three new bishops: avoid politicking and high society

Bishops should ‘abandon the temptation to become princes,’ he said

Pope Francis: men who use prostitutes have ‘sick mentality’

‘This isn’t making love. This is torturing a woman. Let’s not confuse the terms,’ he said

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Australian bishops to hold plenary council after year of difficulties

The Archbishop of Perth asked all Catholics ‘whether devout or disillusioned, fervent or frustrated’ to contribute

‘Dictator Pope’ author revealed

Regnery Publishing has revealed the author’s name

Polish archbishop criticises priest who wished for death of Pope Francis

Former seminary rector Fr Edward Staniek questioned the direction in which Pope Francis was taking the Church

Cardinal Keith O’Brien dies aged 80

The former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh resigned in 2013 following allegations of inappropriate behaviour


Lettergate: a PR disaster for the Vatican

The letter from Benedict has become the focus of attention. No one now cares about the books

Despite the controversy, we should never forget the good Cardinal O’Brien did

As one journalist said, Cardinal Keith O’Brien was not a monster, he was a weak man

Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?

The question is more complicated than you may think

Analysis: Was Benedict’s letter an endorsement, a critique – or neither?

Benedict’s past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interest

By embracing abortion, US Democrats have alienated Catholics

Pro-life Democratic candidates have disappeared, making it harder than ever for faithful Catholics to back the party

Did George Washington have a vision of Our Lady?

A children’s book recounts a popular legend

Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

The Vatican media operation must be transparent and professional. Anything less is a disservice to the Church.

How the Vatican’s old guard clings to power

There’s a significant turnover of lay staff, but career clerics stay in position

Keeping the faith alive in the most remote parish on earth

Life on the island of Tristan da Cunha began with Napoleon. Today, it is sustained by faith

The unlikely rise of Jacob Rees-Mogg

How has the MP become the bookies’ favourite to be Prime Minister?

Catholics need to rediscover proper lenten fasting

Pope Benedict XIV wrote that the observance of Lent is the ‘very badge of Christian warfare’

Five big surprises from Francis’s papacy

Pope Francis has astonished many during his papacy