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Denying people water is ‘a great injustice’, says Pope at Nairobi slum

Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in

A Ugandan woman waits for a taxi next to signs welcoming Pope Francis (AP)

Live: Pope Francis visits Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine

The shrine on the northern shores of Lake Victoria is dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Live: Pope Francis visits Uganda’s president

Francis pays a courtesy visit to the state house in Entebbe

Pope Francis pictured arriving at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday (Photo: AP)

Live: Pope Francis lands in Uganda

The Pope is arriving at Entebbe International Airport

The papal plane with the flags of the Vatican, right, and Kenya (Photo: AP)

As it happened: Pope’s farewell ceremony in Kenya

Pope Francis is to depart for Entebbe in Uganda for the second leg of his Africa trip

Damascus, 2015. Syria approaches its fifth Christmas at war  (Kyodo)

Church in Syria faces ‘suicidal choice’, says archbishop

Christians face exile or ‘living under the shadow of Islam’, says Damascus cleric

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for a meeting with youths at Kasarani Stadium, in Nairobi (AP photo)

Pope tells young Kenyans: corruption will destroy your heart. Don’t develop a taste for it

At Kasarani stadium Francis says corruption is like sugar – easy to enjoy, but ultimately harmful

Pope Tawadros II is attending a funeral in Jerusalem (AP)

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Pope Francis waves to local residents as he drives to St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya (Photo: AP)

Denying people water is ‘a great injustice’, says Pope at Nairobi slum

Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in

Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal John Njue, archbishop of Nairobi, as he arrives for a meeting with priests, religious and seminarians on the sports field of St Mary's School in Nairobi (Photo: CNS)

Francis tells Kenya’s priests: without prayer a person becomes as ugly as a ‘dried fig’

The Pope, speaking off the cuff, suggests his audience might think him a ‘rude pope’

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As it happened: Pope meets young people at Kasarani stadium

Francis gives a personal testimony to young Kenyans

Pope Francis takes notes as he listens to a speech during a meeting with clergy, religious men and women and seminarians at the sports field of St Mary's School. Afterwards he left to give a speech at the headquarters of the UN in Nairobi (AP photo)

Pope says it would be ‘catastrophic’ if special interests derailed climate change deal

Francis was speaking at the African headquarters of the UN in Nairobi

The baby was left at a church, a 'safe haven' according to New York law

Priest ‘shocked and moved’ to find a newborn baby in a nativity manger

Baby had umbilical cord attached but is well

Pope Francis in Africa (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The African missionaries who converted Uganda were not under the control of Europeans

Many of us were taught at school Christian missionaries forced the Africans to give up a non-Christian way of life

St John Paul II greets Poles at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa during his 1979 trip (CNS photo/Chris Niedenthal)

The first rule for St John Paul II aides: don’t disturb him while he is praying

Wlodzimierz Redzioch explains that Stories about Saint John Paul II was written to fill a void left by the late pope’s death

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Martin Luther as an Augustinian monk. He began the Reformation almost five centuries ago

How should we mark the anniversary of the Reformation?

The Protestant revolution was marked by iconoclasm and the abolition of many spiritual practices. So how do we mark it without offending fellow Christians?

Cardinal Marx addresses the Pope during the German bishops’ ad limina visit (CNS)

Why popes don’t always get what they want

The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice

A general view of shoppers on Oxford Street in central London (PA)

The wrong way to celebrate Advent

This is a time to prepare for the coming of Christ, not for the coming of Christmas

Bishops leave St. Peter's Basilica after a meeting of the Second Vatican Council in 1962 (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photo)

Mission abandoned: did we betray John XXIII’s vision for Vatican II?

Vatican II was intended as a call to unity and evangelism, but its legacy has been an escalation of intra-Catholic wars. It is time to embrace John XXIII’s original vision

Tyson Fury trains ahead of his world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko (AP)

Archive interview: Tyson Fury, the boxer who prays for his opponents

The towering heavyweight is proud to profess his Catholic faith in public

Not a terrible place to visit (AP Photo/Lino Azzopardi)

If you have never been to Malta, you must go

The island hosts the Commonwealth heads of nations soon – but everyone should visit

Chiara Corbella

Books blog: In these dark times, the story of a modern ‘saint’ can inspire us

The example of Chiara Corbella Petrillo can transform us all

A still from the Church of England's advert

Banning the Lord’s Prayer advert is a foolish affront to freedom of speech

Who wants to live in a country where the Our Father is deemed offensive?

Investigative journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi, holds a copy of Avarice, his book exposing Vatican scandals (AP)

What the Vatican’s decision to charge five people over alleged leaks really means

The debate about press freedom is a distraction from the real scandal