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The boat ‘represents tradition’ as well as the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean

A Catholic priest was among those who met the head of the Australian Broadcasting Commission to voice their concerns

The proposal would have ensured same-sex marriage was legal in all states

Speaking to 4,000 homeless people, he asked for a pardon for all those who ‘look the other way’

The ransacked church had been in ISIS’s hands for two years

The Pope said he simply wanted to understand the suffering that politicians ’cause to the poor’

In a joint statement, Israel’s religious leaders said extremism ‘desecrates religion’

In his notes for the book Pope Francis said even in St Peter’s Square he tries ‘to look at a precise face’ rather than just a crowd

Vatican cardinal quotes lyrics while an archbishop hails him as ‘one of the voices of the age’