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The Irish bishops’ conference urged priests to buy the new altar edition for use in parishes

Conservative rebels helped defeat the proposal, which would have allowed large shops to stay open for longer

The heavy metal band also paid tribute to the murdered priest during a concert in San Salvador

Fr Lombardi says the cardinal gave a ‘lucid’ picture of errors committed by the Church over clerical abuse

The Pope says he hopes the slaughter of the Mother Teresa Sisters will ‘awaken consciences’

Pope Francis made the plea at a penitential liturgy in St Peter’s Basilica before hearing Confessions

Four nuns were shot dead along with elderly residents of a care home in Aden

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Despite reports by the country’s news agencies the Vatican says ‘no travel programme’ is currently being studied

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