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Archbishop John Nienstedt is leaving his temporary position with a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan, after complaints from abuse campaigners

Pope Francis met with President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican

Pope Francis’s message for Lent 2016 has been published by the Vatican

The Vatican has released Francis’s message on the theme of mercy

Planned Parenthood cleared of wrongdoing but pro-life activist charged with tampering with a governmental record

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The Pope spoke at a prayer service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A Christian is a missionary called ‘to proclaim the Gospel with words’, the Pope told the faithful in St Peter’s Square

Cardinal Timothy Dolan preached at the National Prayer Vigil for Life last week

Francis will visit the city of Lund in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation