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Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt who was killed in Syria in April (CNS)

A grassroots campaign is under way in the US to fight the oppression of religious minorities

Pope Francis prays with the Italian bishops yesterday (AP)

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Catholic bloggers sometimes have a tense relationship with bishops (PA)

Protect the Pope was always feisty, either in defence of the Church against secularist attack, or against enemies of Catholic truth and discipline within the Church

Pope Francis prays in front of the original statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a Marian vigil in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Francis says the month of May is a fitting time to start the habit of a daily rosary

The Catholic Truth Society have released a booklet called Catholicism and Mental Health by Dr Pravin Thevathasan (PA)

In this area, science and faith do not have to be in conflict

Bonnie Prince Charles: a happy-ish childhood

A newly released letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie reveals something about their family life

Pope Francis waves as he appears for yesterday's Regina Caeli address (AP)

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A poster in Bethlehem promotes the papal visit (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Romania's faith is still recovering from 40 years of Communism

A Canadian couple are returning to the birthplace to fight the culture of death

Jackie Kennedy (PA)

All Catholics have the right to speak to their pastors in the strictest confidence