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Bishop urges US to take ‘clear stance against torture’

Bishop Pates, right (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Pates says release of report about CIA torture can help close ‘shameful chapter’

Catholic school to become Anglican academy

Sacred Heart school is currently overseen by the Catholic diocese of Salford

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Blackburn is becoming an Anglican academy

Pope offers prayers for Rwanda

Pope Francis has encouraged reconciliation in Rwanda (PA) Video below by Rome Reports

Francis has addressed Rwandan bishops on the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

The saint who was accused of treason

A detail from the Murder of St Stanislaus by the Polish painter Jan Matejko

St Stanislaus of Szczepanów (April 11) was one of the earliest native Polish bishops

The Queen to meet Pope Francis in Rome today

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's audience with the Pope will take place in the pontiff’s study  (PA)

Visit will be the fifth time the Queen has been received by a pope in Rome

Vatican Radio unveils ‘Voices of the Popes’ archive

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Audio recordings of all the Popes from Pius XI to Francis have been digitised

Pope Francis criticises ‘anaesthetised’ Catholics

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Pope makes comments during Mass homily at the Vatican’s guesthouse

US archbishop apologises for $2.2m mansion

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta (CNS)

Archbishop Wilton Gregory ‘failed to consider the impact on families struggling to pay their bills’

Schedule for Pope Francis’s visit to the Holy Land is unveiled

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem spoke about the upcoming trip (CNS)

Holy Father will visit presidents, prime ministers and refugees

The saint who is celebrated for ‘building’ up the Church

St Vincent Ferrer, centre, is shown in a detail from a polyptych by Giovanni Bellini in Venice

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) worked as Master of the Sacred Palace for Benedict XIII