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Siblings eat free meals during feeding program at a slum area in Manila

In his message for World Food Day, Pope Francis denounced world hunger


A “due diligence” review was announced on Tuesday

Archbishop Marini: 'The Council is not behind us. It still precedes us'  (PA)

Archbishop Marini says he feels ‘desire to experience anew the spirit of the Second Vatican Council’

A couple stands inside their destroyed home after Cyclone Phailin (CNS)

Work begins to help the estimated nine million affected by a cyclone

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

College reinstates courses after receiving copies of decrees of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes (AP)

Cardinal Angelo Amato presides over beatification mass in Tarragona

The Vatican's outgoing Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone with Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis acknowledges Cardinal’s contribution to the Holy See in short ceremony

Pope Francis

Envelope with money turns up after woman had written to the Holy Father

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.

Governor Brown signed the act into law last week
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Non-doctors will be able to perform abortions under new rules