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Cardinal Kasper famously insisted that the family synod's final text 'opened a door' for his proposal (AP)

Could the Kasper proposal, decisively rejected by the synod fathers, really be in the papal text?

Donald Trump (AP)

People know that Trump is not really for them, but they don’t believe any of the other candidates are either.

Consensus about our shared values is breaking down (PA)

An unpleasant populism is sweeping across Europe and beyond

Pope Francis holds in flight press conference on his way back to Rome (PA)

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors will feel even more frustrated following the Pope’s comments yesterday

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February (AP)

Those on the left often called Scalia, who was a devout Catholic, a danger to the separation of Church and State

Refugees and migrants walking into Croatia. The continent is in crisis due to EU inaction (Kyodo)
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There is a strong Catholic case for Brexit

The Church is in favour of a strong Europe, but that is not the same thing as a stronger EU

Peter Saunders (PA)

The legacy of the abuse scandal is, in many respects, still an open wound for the Church

The cast of Spotlight, which has received rave reviews

In the post-Vatican II Church notions of crime and justice had no place and abusers were labelled as victims

Pope Francis - not the radical he is made out to be  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Francis delivered a speech which was remarkable for its continuity with St John Paul II and Benedict XVI

Gay rights campaigners outside a press conference at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent following the conclusion of the Anglican Communion Primates meeting (PA)

The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale