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MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

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Politicians will not address the real issues, nor even meet the electorate – no wonder people look to alternatives

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance

And, as friends, we ask them to recognise the Armenian Genocide

A Nigerian bishop says Jesus appeared to him in a vision and said the rosary will vanquish Boko Haram

Cardinal George, who died last week, offered a deeper perspective on history to those dismayed by the signs of the times

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If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy

Benedict XVI helped rescue the scriptures from becoming lifeless history

Esteem for Italy’s heroic and altruistic rescue of hundreds of thousands of migrants has surely grown all over Europe