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Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop Longley ought now to issue a retraction, or ‘clarification’ of some kind, in an attempt to undo the damage his interview has done

Pope Francis greets Mahmoud Abbas (CNS)

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Westminster Cathedral, built by and for the Irish poor of London (CNS)

We do not want a middle-class Church

The Catholic Church in England has lost its working-class base

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (AP)

The Tour de France champion is still hiding behind the excuse that all professional cyclists took drugs

Patriarch Gregory III Laham (CNS)

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Polish woman greets Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

It’s when you take Mary out of the equation—as first Protestantism and then modern secularism did—that the secular feminism of our own day inevitably emerges in the end

Pope Francis (AP)

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David Cameron with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at Number 10 (PA)

Hungary is governed according to the kind of conservatism that has vanished from British politics

Hans Küng pictured in his office in Tübingen (CNS)

Professor Hans Kung has written he is ‘considering suicide.’ If he goes through with it, it would be a final step in a life full of small steps away from the Church

Philippa Gregory (PA)

Philippa Gregory and other writers claim the Cousins’ War is an authentic term, but its origins are vague