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A parishoner is anointed with ashes by Deacon Ed Kelly during an Ash Wednesday Mass in Archbald, Pennsylvania (AP)

Some writers warned of future internal strife in the Church, while others examined the historical precedents

The cardinal greets people outside Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

But the Church in Burma grew ‘even amid the most suffocating oppressions’, Cardinal Bo said

Pope Francis greets Sister Carmen Sammut,  a Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa and president of the International Union of Superiors General (CNS)

Pope Francis said the question was ‘obscure’ and required study

A billboard of leading presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in his hometown in Davao city (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says he wants to ‘ask for forgiveness’ from the Pope

Cardinal Nichols

The cardinal said the Church had gained a better understanding of the perspective of the victim

The number of Oratorian communities has doubled in England in just three years

Lyndon Miles, Head of Embryology and Andrology for IVF Wales at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff (PA)

Researchers have kept embryos alive in a laboratory for 13 days

Take a look inside this week's magazine

Take a look inside this week’s magazine

Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Women listen to Pope Francis during Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (AP)

The Pope’s prayer intentions for May have been released via video