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Francis also gave out copies of Evangelii Gaudium, the first apostolic exhortation of his pontificate (video).
Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has said that Rome is unlikely to take further action against his predecessor Cardinal Keith O’Brien.
Police in Uganda have made arrests in connection with death threats against Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga of Kampala.
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