Archangels can protect against Devil, says Pope

Pope Francis has urged Catholics to pray to the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, saying they have “an important role in our journey towards salvation”. In a morning Mass homily he said Michael could help the faithful “wage war” against the devil.

Vatican diplomat faced Canadian investigation

Mgr Carlo Capella, a US embassy official recalled to Rome over child pornography allegations, was being investigated by Canadian as well as US police, it has emerged.

Cardinal asks Congress to back abortion Bill

US Cardinal Timothy Dolan has urged Congress to support a bill banning abortion from 20 weeks – when a child starts to feel pain.

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