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Vatican releases Pope’s Lenten schedule

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-homosexuality bill into law (CNS)

Ugandan bishops have said that they support compassion

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, right, speaks at the presentation of his book "Poor for the poors, the mission of the Church", in Vatican City, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. At left Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, said ignorance about the Church is lamentable

Benedict XVI greets Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze as he arrives at St Peter's Basilica on Saturday

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

A Coptic Orthodox bishop surveys a damaged church in Minya, Egypt last year (CNS)

According to reports, seven Christians shot by ‘armed Libyan militia’

Mourners carry a large wooden crucifix past a barricade during a memorial procession in Independence Square in Kiev Below: Archbishop Shevchuk speaking in Rome (CNS)

Head of country’s Catholic Church believes protests have solidified Ukrainian’s commitment to democracy

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope urges mourning for victims of war

Francis also condemns arms manufacturers who profit from conflicts

Demonstrators confront police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela (CNS)

‘We call for political leaders to engage in sincere dialogue,’ says Caracas auxiliary bishop

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff calls for prayers ahead of meeting of bishops in October