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Nicaragua’s clergy are preaching peace. But President Ortega has accused them of plotting a coup

Fr Carlos Aldunate SJ taught the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1960

A country known for its priest shortage has experienced a sudden increase in numbers

Argentina is gripped by a debate over whether to change abortion law

Big firms are restoring the nation’s glories in return for publicity

His masterpieces remind us what we have still yet to surpass

A company is seeking to bring The Lost Sheep, a tale of adultery and redemption, to London for the first time

A new exhibition charts Aubrey Beardsley’s journey from ‘Decadence to Catholicism’

A tour of the capital’s Catholic churches from an art-historical viewpoint is well worth the Tube fare

Reports that Francis planned to ‘do cocaine’ in South America were outrageously misleading