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Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to hang by a Sudanese court for the crime of apostasy, may soon be freed

Francis prays during the meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (AP)

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Richard Dawkins (AP)

Belief in the theory of evolution is no reason for atheism as Dawkins supposes: Darwin himself insisted that the had never been an atheist

People attend a protest march against France's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Paris (CNS)

Catholics who oppose change are often informed that they “are on the wrong side of history”

Francis will signal his support for the Catholic charismatic movement (AP)

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Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Canadian Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has insisted pro-lifers can no longer stand for his party

A painting of St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales wrote with clarity about the extraordinary power of an apparently basic gesture

Pope Francis embraces Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud (AP)

The trip showed Francis’s remarkable persuasiveness is rooted in a gift for friendship

Francis meets bishops at the end of the general audience (AP)

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Racist organisations like the BNP have very little support in Britain (PA)

Reports of rising levels of prejudice may just reflect over-diagnosis