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The Pope with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  (PA)

Pope Francis’s initiative may not work immediately but it is an important first step

A three years female puppy, is groomed at a pet hotel in Seoul, South Korea

There are baby elephants fed on powdered milk near Nairobi while down the road human babies never see powdered milk from one year’s end to the next

A child walks past huts at a former camp for displaced persons most of whom have now returned to their villages, in Bobi, near Gulu, Uganda (PA)

Why I will be returning to Uganda

When the Ebola virus broke out in Uganda thirteen Catholics remained and gave their lives for their patients

A Lego statue of Jesus at a church at Vasteras, Sweden (AP)

Faced with the drama of sin and death, the ‘Church of Nice’ simply doesn’t cut it

Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to hang by a Sudanese court for the crime of apostasy, may soon be freed

Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher who was jailed in Sudan in 2007 for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed (PA)

The case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim tells us a great deal about the Muslim mindset as it exists in Sudan today

Bonnie Prince Charles: a happy-ish childhood

A newly released letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie reveals something about their family life

Jackie Kennedy (PA)

All Catholics have the right to speak to their pastors in the strictest confidence

A Corpus Christi procession makes it way through Rome (CNS)

Adoring the Blessed Sacrament must be the Church’s central focus

Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS)

Pope Paul VI’s beatification will be an opportunity to re-discover his teaching, which willl do us a world of good