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Pope Francis prays with the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to the Lutheran church (Photo: AP)

The Pope tells Lutheran woman to ‘talk to the Lord’ in discerning whether or not to participate in Communion

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal says process can only be shortened with the explicit consent of both parties

Centre: Archbishop Arthur Roche (Photo: Mazur/

Denial of visas to Vatican officials comes amid heightened tensions over ‘re-conversion’ ceremonies

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/

Archbishop Longley says Catholic life is ‘missing something’ without it

Philippa Langley with the face of Richard III (Photo: PA)

Petition is organised by historians whose efforts led to the discovery of the king’s remains

Cardinal O'Malley at a Mass at the US-Mexico border last year (Photo: CNS)

Pro-lifers must overcome indifference with love, says Cardinal O’Malley at March for Life vigil

Pope Francis will begin his papal visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines tomorrow (CNS)

Francis will be welcomed in Sri Lanka by the country’s new president

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, hot-headed leader of the group Bodu Bala Sena, or 'Buddhist Power Force' (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Pope Francis faces a big challenge when he heads to Sri Lanka this month – dealing with the bitter hostility of the island’s extremist Buddhist monks

Police officers stand by a memorial for their murdered colleagues (CNS)

Two police officers were shot dead in New York on Saturday

Cardinal Walter Brandmuller celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Peter's Basilica in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Open letter makes an appeal for an end to ‘marginalisation’ of those attached to Extraordinary Form