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New facilities off St Peter’s Square are a way to ‘give people their dignity’, says papal almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski

Pope Francis wrote a personal response encouraging teens in southern Arizona

The Pope will be the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress

Benigno Aquino under pressure to resign after 44 police officers are killed in battle with Islamists

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

Officials to investigate why Archbishop Roche and Archbishop Rugambwa’s visa applications were rejected

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Francis has written to bishops’ conferences and religious orders across the world

Churches are also holding prayer vigils for the cause of interreligious harmony

Denial of visas to Vatican officials comes amid heightened tensions over ‘re-conversion’ ceremonies