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Heaven, as imagined in Baltimore CNS

It won’t be endless beer and jazz in the afterlife

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi: as cool as a cucumber (AP)

Both Fr Lombardi and Pope Francis have the Jesuit gift of remaining calm under fire

Pope Francis greets US Vice President Joe Biden and his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, at the Vatican

The British Canadian writer is unapologetic about his faith and we should follow his lead

Mary Magdalene, as depicted by Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ  (CNS)

The BBC’s Good Friday programme was tired and intellectually threadbare

Boris Berezovsky (Photo: PA)

Comparing the fate of the Russian oligarch and the life of Pope Francis is sad but instructive

St. Hildegard of BIngen is depicted on a gilded altarpiece inside the Rochuskapelle, a pilgrim church in Bingen am Rhein, Germany (Photo: CNS)

Catholic Women Rising is a novel way of expressing the Church’s goodness

Fr Bergoglio as a young priest in Argentina (CNS)

What would we have done in Argentina?

Pope Francis (second left) as a young man with his family (CNS)

It does not rock the barque of Peter to put aside minor traditions

I'm glad my parents called me Francis now... (AP)

The pope’s new style does not reflect badly on his predecessor

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis – what’s in a name?

We need a new pope with the steel of St Francis