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The cardinal from a remote African village has become a standard bearer for Catholic orthodoxy in a Church where many things now seem uncertain

The Russian patriarch, not Pope Francis, has the most reason to be satisfied after the Havana meeting and joint statement

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The meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill is unprecedented, but the Russian Orthodox leader will come armed with his own political agenda

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The chance of a fixed date being agreed for Easter is close to zero

The Pope’s agonising dilemma

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This year Francis must make one of the hardest choices any pope has faced for decades. Whatever he decides, there is likely to be great upheaval in the Church

The cracks widen at the family synod

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The past three weeks have shown there is a real fracture within the Catholic hierarchy. Can Francis find a way to lead and unite the conflicting factions?

By strengthening the synod of bishops Pope Francis hopes to boost the chances of unity between Catholics and Orthodox Christians

In the minds of many Greeks, the Orthodox Church has become part of an arrogant and self-serving establishment

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As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

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Two years ago Benedict XVI became the first Pope Emeritus in the Catholic Church’s history. Thanks to his wisdom and restraint the historic innovation hasn’t led to disaster