Vatican says teaching is infallible part of Catholic tradition
Ashes must now be kept in a 'sacred places' such as a cemetery
Pope Francis: 'We have different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and we want to live in peace'
The Bishop of London and the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales spoke at a historic ceremony at the Chapel Royal
The move follows new rules requiring schools to teach two religions as part of the Religious Education GCSE exam
Candidates for the Gendarmerie Corps must be men aged between 21 and 25, with a high school diploma and a height of at least 5ft 8
The festival celebrates the lives of loved ones who have passed away
More than 100 parishioners sign letter appealing for investigation into unnamed senior friar
First US visit focuses attention on Philadelphia's murky history of Church cover-ups
It’s not just a question of making sure that the pontiff has clean sheets. He requires a mattress customised to meet his specific nocturnal requirements – and it may be used for one night only. Steve Hendrix reports on the eve of his trip to America
4,000 cubic meters of rock fell from nearby cliff
Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.
Critics claim circumstances of the revelations could be 'damage control'
Pope Benedict XVI defrocked child-molesting priests at a rate of more than one every two days in his last years of office, the Vatican has revealed.
The United Nations today lambasted the Vatican for failing to protect children from paedophile priests as investigators in Geneva probe the global scandal that rocked the Catholic Church to its foundations.
Pope Francis continues his shake-up of the Catholic Church after sacking four cardinals from the Vatican Bank commission on Wednesday.