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A Catholic priest in France who slapped a baby while he performed an infant baptism has apologised to the child's family and announced his retirement. Video footage capturing the moment Fr Jacques La...

Pope Francis is encouraging priests to be more understanding when it comes to confession.  According to Catholic World News, he was talking to a group of Polish believers and said that "many people ...

Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan has said losing Christianity in the Middle East would be a "hammer blow" which would "destroy the richness of the tapestry" of He has written an article with Ed Kess...

US charity Focus on the Family has organised a live ultrasound to be displayed on monitors across Times Square in New York to spread a pro-life message. Focus on the Family President Jim Daly shared ...

Pope Francis has agreed to speed up the path to sainthood for Fr Jacques Hamel, the Catholic priest murdered by Islamic State militants in his Normandy church i Usually the Vatican has a five-year br...

Pope Francis is expected to speak publicly about murdered priest Fr Jacques Hamel during World Youth Day in Poland.  He arrived in Poland on Wednesday to celebrate the event, with millions from all ...

Pope Francis' vision for Europe is concerned for all of its citizens, according to a Catholic charity.   Caritas Europe has been meeting in France to discuss how European citizens can better work to...

The Pope is considering taking up a charity's challenge for him to become vegan for Lent. The Million Dollar Vegan campaign - run by a couple from York, offered the pontiff a donation of $1m (£771,4...

Pope Francis has met the families of nine victims of a terrorist attack in Bangladesh last summer.  The attack happened when five militants took hostages at Holey Artisan Bakery in an affluent area ...

The pope has named 17 new cardinals from Africa, Asia, South America, Oceania and Europe.  13 of those chosen are under the age of 80 and, as such, are eligible to vote in a conclave to elect his su...

The pope has been photobombed by a dog at his most recent Vatican appearance.  The smiling animal was pictured behind him when the pope attended a special dog training session at St Peter's Square i...

Pope Francis has told churches they need to be better at welcoming people who are deaf and hard of hearing.  The Pope was speaking on the World Day of the Deaf on Sunday and offered prayers for deaf...

The Pope has written a letter to support the refugee team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Francis has sent the letter, written in Spanish, to members of the team who are competing in the four-yearly g...

Pope Francis appeared visibly annoyed in Mexico as he told over-enthusiastic crowds not to be selfish during the fourth day of his visit. Some people tugged on his sleeve from behind a barrier, at on...

The pontiff is set to travel around Italy next year, according to the Vatican.  He will visit Genoa and Milan, two cities he was meant to make trips to last year, but cancelled owing a busy Jubilee ...

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will make a return trip to Assisi, Italy, in September.  The Holy See Press Office says he will travel on 20th September and visit the birthplace of St Fr...

Christians around the world are celebrating the World Day of Prayer for Peace. Pope Francis is returning to Assisi to observe the day, which is celebrated annually on 20th September.Speaking earlier ...

Pope Francis has used a speech on the lawn of the White House to call for action on climate change saying it was "clear" that it was a problem which "can no lon The pontiff was welcomed to America on...

Pope Francis has strongly criticised US bishops for damaging the credibility of the Catholic Church with the ongoing child sex abuse crisis. In an eight-page letter, the pontiff rebuked the American ...

Pope Francis has suggested women will never be priests within the Catholic Church.  The leader was speaking on a plane on the way to Rome from Sweden, a country where Catholics make up just one per ...