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The new superior general greets the previous superior general, Fr Adolfo Nicolás, after his election (CNS)

He becomes the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola

The letter urged bishops not to shift its stance on same sex relationships (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

More than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to the College of Bishops

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb was unveiled today in St Bavo’s Cathedral

Salman Taseer, right, Governor of Pakistani Punjab Province, listens to Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, left, at a prison in Sheikhupura near Lahore, Pakistan.  (AP Photo/File)

Asia Bibi’s appeal hearing postponed

One of the three judges scheduled to preside at the hearing said he could not hear the case

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John Podesta, left, with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in 2014, when Podesta advised the White House (2014)

John Podesta said: ‘We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good’ to help change the Church

Diego Maradona at the charity football match in Rome in 2014 (CNS)

The famous sportsman said the Pope was doing a ‘great job’ ahead of charity match in Rome

Monthly checks for surrogate mothers are distributed at a dormitory run by Akanksha Clinic, one of the most organized clinics in the surrogacy business, in Anand, India. (AP Photo/Allison Joyce)

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted against the proposal

A bus was set alight at the protest outside Witswatersrand University on October 10 (AP)

Fr Graham Pugin was injured along with several others in a student protest

Bishop Mar Joseph Srampickal just before his ordination (Mazur/

Mar Joseph Srampickal will be the bishop attached to the new Syro-Malabar cathedral