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The Prince of Wales (Photo: PA)

The Prince said religious freedom could be a matter of life and death

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas greetings to the Roman Curia in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

Francis tells Curial officials that his listing of their spiritual diseases two years ago was part of the process

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Take a look inside this week’s magazine

An image of a three-month-old unborn child at a clinic run by Marie Stopes International in China (AP)

In two centres, clinicians were signing between 30 and 60 permission forms at a time

Members of a Turkish forces honour guard carry the Russian flag-draped coffin of Ambassador Andrei Karlov (AP)

In a telegram to President Vladimir Putin, the Pope assured Russian people of his prayers and spiritual solidarity

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

The cardinal advised Catholics to remain ‘serene’ by reaffirming the Church’s teaching

The scene after a lorry ploughed into a crowded Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin (PA)

The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has killed 12 people and left a further 48 injured

Pope Francis holds a relic believed to be the blood of St Januarius, the patron of Naples (AP)

Blood of St Januarius fails to liquefy

The failure of the saint’s blood to liquefy has become associated with previous disastrous events

Pope Francis

For the Pope’s birthday, we look back at ten of his most resonant sayings

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke (AP)

The cardinal said that the Church’s constant teaching and practice admit no exceptions