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Pope Francis listens to a confession in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

What is immediately interesting about the Pope’s letter ahead of the Year of Mercy is the old-fashioned nature of his concerns

Austrian police examine a truck that contained the bodies of 71 migrants (AP)

We risk making the same mistake as those who shut their doors to Jews fleeing persecution

The No campaign will not be the exclusive preserve of Right-wing figures such as Nigel Farage (AP)

That’s why I will be voting for Britain to stay in the European Union

The church of Don Bosco in the Cinecittà, Rome

Canon Law makes it clear that funerals should be refused to ‘manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful’

Pope holds controversial sign (PA)

Pope Francis was pictured holding a sign calling for dialogue on the Falkland’s issue

Bad should not mean illegal

The war on drugs has failed, and more and more nations are realising it

Cobi Luck

Another disturbing report from the Low Countries shows where state-sanctioned killing leads

Jeremy Corbyn, now odds-on favourite to become next Labour leader (Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The Labour leader may not be anti-Semite, but he needs to answer questions about his connections

People hold a banner reading ' Climate action Now ' in St. Peter's this summer  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

We have plenty of feasts suitable for reflecting on Creation. Why September 1?