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Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta (left) and Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo (

Bishop Grech’s diocese said the rumours were ‘absolutely false’

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (Photo: Mazur/

Bishops from England, Wales and Scotland have hailed his ‘kindness’ and ‘wise counsel’ and offered prayers for his new mission

Pope Francis greets the Rev Jens-Martin Kruse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican this week (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope told a delegation of Lutherans that this was a matter of ‘sincere contrition’ for Christians today

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Archbishop Eamon Martin (CNS)

The archbishop’s comments come after a snap election was announced in Northern Ireland

Bishop Steven Lopes of the Ordinariate (CNS)

Bishop Lopes says that a firm resolution to avoid grave sin is necessary before receiving Communion

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd May 12 at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal.  (CNS photo/Rafael Marchante, Reuters)

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will arrive at Westminster Cathedral on February 18

Bishop John Arnold (Mazur/

The proposals announced by Bishop John Arnold will also see the merger of around 100 parishes

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra (CNS)

The cardinal said that clarification was necessary because bishops were differing in their interpretations

Kellyanne Conway (Gage Skidmore)

Kellyanne Conway ran Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency