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Cardinal Seán Brady (PA)

Marie Kane described the meeting with Pontiff as a “huge vindication”

What might inspire Frank Cottrell Boyce's Doctor Who episode? (Christian Adams)

Frank Cottrell Boyce ‘flabbergasted’ to be asked to write for hit BBC series

An Iraqi family fleeing Mosul (PA)

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako reiterates appeal for release of two nuns and three orphans

The wreath thrown by Francis honouring migrants drowned near Lampedusa (CNS)

Pope decries ‘logic of indifference’ in message on first anniversary of trip

Pope Francis preaches at Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae in February (CNS)

Pontiff meets abuse survivors from Ireland, Britain and Germany

Fr Amorth is an exorcist in the Diocese of Rome (CNS)

The ‘dramatic reality’ of demonic possession is ‘often ignored or underestimated’, says association’s president

Displaced people seek shelter at a Catholic church in Carnot, Central African Republic. Half of the population still need help, the country's bishops have said (Photo: PA)

Bishops criticise government for failing to turn ‘new page’ in country’s history

The World Youth Day 2016 logo

The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew

Pope Francis (AP)

In written statement, Pop says landmines ‘prolong war and nurture fear’


Print Edition: July 4 2014

This week we bring you the latest news on the closure of the National Catholic Library and Edward Pentin our Vatican correspondent explains why Italians are frustrated with Francis for not condemining abortion strongly enough. Meanwhile William Oddie pleads with the Holy Father to take a break this summer and enjoy the beauty of Castel […]