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Francis said it was a mortal sin to exploit workers for cheap labour

Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary

The cardinal said Christians might have to face ‘loss of goods, government harassment and imprisonment’

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The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

The bishops said the best way to combat extremism was through effective integration

The bishops said that the poor of Mexico were being starved to death and had no alternatives

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah is in New York raising awareness about the plight of Nigerian Christians

Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’

The number of repeat abortions in England and Wales in 2015 went up to 70,294 in total