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A supermoon over the Statue of Liberty, 2013 (AP)

National and state-level votes suggest the hierarchy may be losing touch with its people

Hillary supporters at Wellesley College last night (AP)

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters

Cardinal Zen (AP)

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful

Director William Friedkin, left, and his wife Sherry Lansing (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

William Friedkin has reached the same conclusion as the late exorcist Fr Gabriele Amorth

Pope Francis and President of the Lutheran World Federation Bishop Munib Younan attending the ecumenical event 'Together in Hope' at the Malmo Arena on October 31 (AP)

Schism is the worst of sins and we must all work our hardest for reconciliation

'Some dioceses have cottoned on to the modern trend, and realise that when someone Googles them, they need to put their best foot forward'

Lancaster is an example of one diocese using the internet to reach more people

A three-year-old enjoys a Happy Meal at a McDonald's in San Francisco (AP)

I understand the cardinals’ anxieties – but Rome needs an alternative to the overpriced cafés

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow takes part in a reconsecration service at the Russian Orthodox Church in London, (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Patriarch is acting as a roving Russian ambassador abroad

A Bangladeshi policeman stands guard at the spot where three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death in April (AP)

Unlike the lynch mobs of Bangladesh, the Church has nothing to fear from modern secularism

The American intervention might have made things worse, but it was the last chance to stop Assad and his allies (AP)

if America had overthrown the Assad regime three years ago, there might have been a chance of ending the carnage