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Fort Hood murderer Hasan – the Archbishop opposes the death penalty

Church opposes capital punishment for Hasan

Pilgrim kisses the hand of the cardinal during a reception at the Vatican (CNS)

Cardinal Mazombwe dies, aged 81

The retired archbishop of Lusaka and a longtime campaigner for foreign-debt reduction, died on Thursday

Archbishop Pietro Parolin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Pietro Parolin replaces Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Syrians search for survivors under the rubble in Aleppo (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop of Vienna says Syria is ‘already bleeding from a thousand wounds’

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop hopes pilgrimage will show ‘extraordinary ordinariness of Catholic family life’

The charities have written to Margaret Hodge (PA)

Charities concerned at ‘the public costs incurred by rising poverty levels’

The Oratory has been told to change its admission policy

Decision follows complaint by humanist organisation

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St Augustine, Rome (Photo: CNS)

The Pope celebrated the saint’s feast day with Augustinians

Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Pope Francis (CNS)

‘Go against the current’, says Pope during meeting at St Peter’s Basilica