The Holy See has called for renewed efforts to promote Middle East peace in a message to diplomats.
A resolution praising Francis is reportedly stuck in the US Congress because of perceptions that the Pope is “too liberal”.
Katherine Haddon and Tom Larkin report that the Ebola virus was first identified from a blood sample from a Catholic nun.
Fr Dwight Longenecker argues that Francis believes that “unity with the mainstream Protestant churches is a lost cause“.
And Fr C John McCloskey explains how to inspire people to embrace the Catholic faith.
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