Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales urges the 'intelligentsia' to stand up to increasing threats faced by Christians across the world wanting to celebrate Christmas
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
- Pope Francis is seen as a 'liberal' custodian of the Holy See
- But as this sampling shows, not all of the Vatican's popes have been quite as righteous
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
The pontiff also said new technology can be used to build bridges between different cultures and religions
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.
Police found body of 39-year-old Irishman had suffered 'dozens' of stab wounds and had a section of lung missing
Arts Theatre, London
Pope Francis said the 32 babies he was baptising were "the most important people" in the chapel
Hats off to the Archbishop