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.
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
Most senior Catholic in England and Wales was one of 19 new cardinals named by pontiff
The head of the Church makes a simple point: Modern society is putty in the hands of the wealthy
The diocese in Italy is training priests to meet increasing demand for exorcisms
Pontiff will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26