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Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario Viganò claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Armed rebel fighters calling themselves Seleka patrol the streets in Bangui (Photo: CNS)

Missionary says bodies are left in the street after fighting leaves at least 60 dead

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday

The future Pope pictured at a subway in Buenos Aires in 2008 (CNS)

Book claims Fr Bergoglio’s network sheltered dissidents at risk of being murdered by regime

A detail from a painting of the 103 Korean martyrs of the 19th century

The Korean saints of undying spirit

Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (September 20) are being honoured by the Month of Martyrs in South Korea

Daily readings: September 15 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year, Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51; 1 Tm 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 (Year C)

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

'The lack of thorough training in church music has led directly to the current serious situation' (CNS)

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’