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Pope Francis (CNS)

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Pope Benedict famously wore red shoes

Pope Benedict was no less a pontiff of profound personal humility because he wore red shoes and lived in the papal apartments

Pistorius on trial (PA)

The Pistorius trial shows just why we must never have televised justice in Britain

Woman reads prayer book at Cathedral in Beijing (CNS)

When will governments realise that religion is not their business and should not ever be their business?

There will be a 'picnic protest' on the tubes on Monday (PA)

This is one feminist bandwagon we should happily jump on

General Sir Peter Wall, head of the British army said that the army should look like society

We should not be training women in close combat roles

Francis greet Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro last  June (CNS)

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Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela in 2009–2013 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/04/14

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