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Pope Francis and Cuba's Fidel Castro shakes hands yesterdat (AP Photo/Alex Castro)

Why did Pope Francis meet Fidel Castro?

The Holy Father wants to reach out to public sinners, even Communists

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby: his proposal is nothing more than common sense (PA)

The Anglican Communion should be replaced by a looser club. Let’s hope the Catholic Church doesn’t go the same way

Coming to a town near you? Or not? (AP Photo, File)

But fear of terrorists reflects a wider concern about Muslim migration to Europe

Bishops arrive at a morning session of last October's synod (PA)

An extract from a new e-book by Edward Pentin is required reading ahead of the upcoming synod on the family

Pope Francis waves after his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In championing environmental causes the Pope must not allow himself to be seen as someone against industrialisation

Pope Francis wants to help people stuck by the process (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope wishes to speed up annulments, but not compromise doctrine

Is internet pornography changing the way people behave? (AP)

A disturbing report into child abuse asks some serious questions about what young people are being taught

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Once more we see the way something moves from being optional to being compulsory

The spectacular Room 50a at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

No one who visits the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Room 50A will leave thinking the Middle Ages were backward

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