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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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Cuba celebrates patron saint

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

Hundreds of Catholic faithful walked through Havana’s historic central district to celebrate the feast of the Virgin of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.

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Pope shares pizza lunch with the poor

1,500 were brought to the Vatican from across Italy, and given seats of honour at Sunday's canonisation mass for Mother Teresa.

1,500 were brought to the Vatican from across Italy, and given seats of honour at Sunday's canonisation mass for Mother Teresa.

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Pope Francis declares Mother Teresa a saint

Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.

Mother Teresa, the revered nun known for her work with the destitute in India, has been elevated to sainthood by Pope Francis.

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Mother Teresa to be elevated to sainthood

Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun known for her work with the poor in India, will be declared a saint later today.

Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun known for her work with the poor in India, will be declared a saint later today.

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Heavy security for Lourdes pilgrimage

Tight security was in place in the French town of Lourdes on Monday as thousands of worshippers flocked for the annual Catholic pilgrimage.

Tight security was in place in the French town of Lourdes on Monday as thousands of worshippers flocked for the annual Catholic pilgrimage.

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Pope Francis has lunch with 21 Syrian refugees

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

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Thousands attend murdered priest's funeral

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral mass of Jacques Hamel, the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral mass of Jacques Hamel, the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.

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Muslims attend Sunday Mass after terror killing of French priest

Many Muslims attended church in France this Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots.

Many Muslims attended church in France this Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots.

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Muslims across France attend Sunday Mass in wake of Normandy church attack

Muslims across France are attending Mass services this Sunday in a further show of solidarity five days after a deadly ISIL-claimed attack on a Catholic church in…

Muslims across France are attending Mass services this Sunday in a further show of solidarity five days after a deadly ISIL-claimed attack on a Catholic church in…

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Pope Francis encourages acceptance at penultimate day of World Youth events

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…

On the penultimate day (July 30) of the World Youth celebrations in Poland, Pope Francis addressed worshippers at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in the south of…

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Normandy mosque in mourning: Muslims pay tribute to slain priest

Hundreds gathered at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray’s Yahia Mosque, including three Catholic priests, for a minute’s silence to honour slain priest Jacques Hamel.

Hundreds gathered at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray’s Yahia Mosque, including three Catholic priests, for a minute’s silence to honour slain priest Jacques Hamel.

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Pope Francis visits Auschwitz to pray for victims

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Pope Francis paid a deeply contemplative and private visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Slain French priest remembered in his Normandy town

Several thousand people gathered on Thursday in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, to pay tribute to Jacques Hamel, the priest murdered by Islamist militants this…

Several thousand people gathered on Thursday in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, to pay tribute to Jacques Hamel, the priest murdered by Islamist militants this…

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Pope says religion not to blame for terror attacks

Pope Francis has begun a five-day trip to Poland by taking on the government and implicitly criticising its anti-immigration stance.

Pope Francis has begun a five-day trip to Poland by taking on the government and implicitly criticising its anti-immigration stance.

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Notre Dame Mass commemorates slain priest Jacques Hamel

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

The French president and prime minister attended a service in Notre Dame cathedral on Wednesday (July 27) the day after two militants murdered 85-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in a Normandy…

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Priest killer was "under surveillance" yet still attacked French church

Shocked residents in Saint Etienne du Rouvray in Normandy have paid their respects with candles and flowers after the brutal killing of a catholic priest.

Shocked residents in Saint Etienne du Rouvray in Normandy have paid their respects with candles and flowers after the brutal killing of a catholic priest.

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Ecumenical meeting at the Vatican

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.