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The Legion of Christ must take further “fundamental steps in the path towards authentic and profound renewal”, the Pope said in a letter to papal delegate Cardinal Velasio De Paolis released yesterday (full text).

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow visited the Vatican yesterday at the Pope’s invitation.

The Irish government has agreed to pay at least €35m ($45m, £30m) in compensation to women who worked in the country’s Magdalene laundries.

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Rocco Palmo, Andrea Tornielli and John Allen react to Pope Francis’s decision to create a commission to advise him on Vatican bank reform.

Philip Jenkins says GK Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday foreshadowed the West’s struggle to combat terrorism today.

David Clayton argues that ugliness has always had a place in Christian art.

And the Pope’s security chief took a break from his duties yesterday to take a photograph of his boss with Buddhist monks (video).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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