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Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

The Church teaches that drug abuse is wrong but that doesn’t mean we should support the criminalisation of drug users

Pope Francis waves to the faithful gathered for the Angelus (AP)

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A woman prays by a portrait of Mother Teresa in Calcutta (CNS)

For the Albanian saint living Jesus’s example was more important than politics

Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

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Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

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Spain's newly-crowned King Felipe VI and his wife Spain's Queen Letizia  (AP)

Despite Spain’s many troubles and traumatic past the monarchy remains resiliant

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard the flight from Tel Aviv to Rome last month

Much of what he says in his public statements appears not entirely intellectually well thought through; at times it is even totally incoherent

Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

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A child hugs Francis at the end of his weekly audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/06/14

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Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews