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Church leaders say visit will go ahead despite warning from French government officials

Diocesan official says community has already born ‘incredible fruit’

Bishop Burns said that victims of abuse help the Church to understand her mistakes

The Pope has written a message to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity

Spotlight chronicles the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002

UN officials say at least five people are dead and thousands have fled a camp for displaced people

Books by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi claim to reveal financial mismanagement by the Vatican hierarchy

Patriarch Sako says law shows a ‘total disregard’ for the values of Iraqi civilisation

Fr Fernando Karadima told a court in Santiago he has never abused children

Papal team are investigating Ciudad Juarez in advance of the Pope’s February trip