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Six of the last eight House Speakers have been Catholic

Pope Francis made the remarks in a private meeting with the World Jewish Congress

Fr Jack Murad, the Syrian priest abducted and held in captivity by IS for three months (BBC)

Fr Jack Murad said he feared for his life after he was abducted by ISIS as he speaks about the ordeal for the first time

The ruling Communist Party has called time on the controversial policy amid concerns over its ageing population

Vatican secretary of state suggests Pontiff will issue the exhortation ‘soon’

Father Santos spoke about a parishioner who recovered from several brain tumours

The US bishops will discuss and vote on a pastoral response to pornography and an election statement at the November general assembly

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Archbishop Tartaglia said that the benefits system should be reviewed with compassion

President Benigno Aquino spoke to reporters about Pope Francis’s trip to the Philippines earlier this year