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Fourteen new cardinals accompanied Pope Francis on a trip to Benedict XVI’s residence in the Vatican Gardens

Town’s mayor lambasted the botched restoration work at a church in northern Spain

The Supreme Court concluded it was discriminatory to deny civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples

Monsignor Galantino was previously head of the Italian bishops’ conference

Monks at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey began with experimental brews of twenty litres at a time

A pastoral letter by the Archbishop of Westminster was released on Sunday

But places can still be reserved for Pope Francis’s open-air Mass in Phoenix Park

The Pope made an impromptu two-hour visit on Sunday afternoon

The Pew study found 83 countries with ‘high or very high’ restrictions on religion

The figures come after three priests were murdered in the space of a year