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Pope Francis has said he wishes “Christians could kneel in veneration when a poor person enters the church”.
Michael O’Loughlin says Cardinal Francis George was working on his final book just hours before his death.
David Gibson pays tribute to the late former US bishops’ spokeswoman Sister Mary Ann Walsh.
Statistics blog Nineteen Sixty-four says it’s wrong to suggest the American Church is facing a future with fewer Catholics and more priests.
The Economist asks if Francis is about to become “the world’s foremost campaigner on global warming”.
And James Delingpole says that “papal heavies shut down an awkward question” at a Vatican press conference on climate change.
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