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The study said that secularists have tended to have fewer children since the 19th century

39 girls were killed and others injured in a blaze that began in a youth shelter after mattresses were set alight

Reports in Italy claim Francis will visit Cairo’s Al-Azhar, the leading centre of learning of Sunni Islam, in May

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The trip will begin on September 6, the country’s president and nuncio have announced

The patron saint of Ireland was one of 15 names added to the Russian Orthodox menology

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has congratulated Francis on the fourth anniversary of his election

Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, said he wanted to introduce secularism ‘bit by bit’

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