Don't have time to read the whole 256-page document? Take the time to read these six key excerpts, which together sum up Francis's conclusions.
An investigation by The Independent revealed that a London borough education authority destroyed records of children attending illegal Jewish schools where thousands of children are at risk of physical beatings and sexual abuse
'It’s a rare moment when you see someone with so much hate for you come and apologise'
A ‘counter–reality’ made of bored salesmen, busy nuns and misplaced items.
Two-thirds of Scots who say they are religious "never or practically never" attend services
'It's no different than if a person of another religion has said: "I don't want to sit next to a Jew"'
Around the world, a number of countries continue to criminalise atheists and humanists, with 13 having laws which enable them to impose the death penalty
The party claims 'Islam does not belong in Germany' and is seeking 'world domination'
Findings come despite fact 13 per cent of Britain’s population consider themselves atheist
Freedom From Religion Foundation: 'We do not think schools should be a battleground for religious ideas, but when schools allow Gideons to prey on children, their message must be countered.'
Ramón Fossati accused of waving his arms in an 'ostentatious' way
Researchers found humans suppress the analytical areas of their brain in order to believe in god
However, there was one anomaly in the findings
A little known law in 1928 attempted to regulate Easter's fluctuating date, but fell by the wayside as it was not enforced
Asked 'Do you believe in God?', those responding 'no' outweighed those who said 'yes' for first time ever
With its congregation dwindling to around 12, the Christian denomination has had to rethink its strategy