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Archbishop asks flock to pray for priests, saying ‘we need it’

The Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/

Archbishop Nichols says at Chrism Mass that priests fail in spectacular and hidden ways

Catholic MPs urge Pope Francis to allow ordination of married men

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood

Pope Francis urges Catholics to ‘search for the lost sheep’ at first general audience

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd at his first general audience (AP)

He asks faithful to ‘open the doors of your hearts’

Don’t take part in extreme crucifixion ritual, bishops urge Filipino faithful

A hooded penitent in the  Philippines pauses while carrying a cross (AP)

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification

Pope Francis to live in guesthouse rather than papal apartments

The Domus Sanctae Marthae, where Pope Francis has decided to stay (Photo: CNS)

Vatican spokesman says Pope prefers ‘living in community with others’