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I love the Tridentine Mass, but this doesn’t stop me loving Pope Francis

Altar servers pictured at an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

There is room in the Faith for both the Extraordinary Form and the kind of Franciscan austerity embodied by the Pontiff

The histrionic response to Pope Francis missing a concert is unfair on a man who must make difficult decisions everyday

As Pope Francis's chair sits empty, Monsignor Rino Fisichella reads a message from the Pontiff before Saturday's concert  (Photo: PA)

It seems the outpouring of love for the Pope has been feigned in some quarters and his detractors have leapt on a chance to criticise him

‘There’s hunger for mercy in the world’

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Seán O’Malley talks to Mary O’Regan about Irish abortion legislation, Pope Francis and his new role as a ‘super cardinal’

The men who could be pope: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri

Cardinal Sandri recites the Angelus at the Vatican in 2005, serving as a stand-in for Pope John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

A diplomat who tames enemies

Abortion legislation in Ireland has united pro-lifers and split Enda Kenny’s own party

An estimated 25,000 people joined a pro-life march in Dublin (Photo: PA)

Among pro-lifers decades-old grudges have been dropped and people who weren’t on speaking terms are making plans with each other

‘All our detractors can do is call us names’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco (Photo: CNS)

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone tells Mary O’Regan we can achieve ‘spiritual greatness’ in the fight for marriage

‘Catholics ought to avoid extremes’

Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks exclusively to Mary O’Regan

‘It all came together in the Himalayas’

Archbishop Brown presents his credentials to Irish president Michael D Higgins

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, tells Mary O’Regan his faith truly came alive when trekking in Tibet

Meet 10 of the world’s most amazing priests

Fr Apostoli preaches at a Mass marking the end of preliminary research into the life of Archbishop Sheen (CNS)

As the heart of St John Vianney, patron of parish priests, visits England Mary O’Regan profiles 10 priests leading remarkable lives

The Congress has prepared Ireland for a possible papal visit

Pilgrims inside Croke Park in Dublin during the Statio Orbis (PA photo)

It has shown we Irish Catholics can put aside our bitterness about abuse and rejoice in what unites all the world’s faithful