Francis and Trump could meet in May

Pope francis and the new US president Donald Trump are likely to meet for the first time in May, it was reported this week. The White House said Trump will be attending a G7 meeting in Rome. One Vatican watcher said it may be seen as a snub if they do not meet.

St John Paul II mentor declared Venerable

The Vatican has recognised the “heroic virtues” of Jan Tyranowski, a lay Catholic mystic and mentor to St Pope John Paul II. He now has the title venerable.

Archdiocese seeks £80m to help poor

The Archdiocese of New York has pledged to raise £80 million by 2022 for its Catholic Charities network.

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