Pope Francis has told La Vanguardia newspaper that he regularly ventures outside his Popemobile because “I cannot greet the people and tell them I love them inside a sardine can” (Spanish full text, Google Translate version).
Homeless people have occupied the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome, accusing Francis of refusing to help them.
The Pope has decreed that six new saints – including two Indians – will be canonised on November 23, the feast of Christ the King.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called for an end to the “misplaced sense of shame” that surrounds victims of sexual violence in war.
Filip Mazurczak says Spain is seeing an “astonishing” rise in Mass attendance.
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