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What is immediately interesting about the Pope’s letter ahead of the Year of Mercy is the old-fashioned nature of his concerns

The neurologist and author maintained a deep reverence for all those he cared for

A house fire once destroyed all the holy objects in my bedroom – except one

We risk making the same mistake as those who shut their doors to Jews fleeing persecution

St Vincent de Paul volunteers (Karen Callaway/Catholic New World)

The charity is raising awareness of the work it does by sharing the stories of those they help

Jeremy Corbyn speaks with supporters outside. - NEWZULU/RITA

Rather than be ‘armchair Christians’, we have to go to the people – similar to Corbyn’s leadership drive

The French novelist’s vision chimes, in some ways, with Benedict XVI’s analysis of individualism and consumerism

The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a beacon of inter-faith co-operation

A century from now Catholics are likely to be the country’s largest Christian body. But the priesthood, the Mass and the laity may look startlingly different to today

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