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The Archbishop of Canterbury strikes the West Door of Canterbury Cathedral

The ecumenical process will be enlivened by the Pontiff and archbishop having some spirited rows

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome (Photo: CNS)
Mary Magdalene, as depicted by Monica Bellucci in The Passion of the Christ  (CNS)

The BBC’s Good Friday programme was tired and intellectually threadbare

Magdi Allam pictured shortly after his baptism in St Peter's Basilica in 2008 (AP)

It’s not always easy or even possible. But hatred of the sinner rather than of the sin is always unChristian

Boris Berezovsky (Photo: PA)

Comparing the fate of the Russian oligarch and the life of Pope Francis is sad but instructive

Cardinal Angelo Scola celebrates the funeral mass for Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini

The breakdown of family and community life is behind dwindling numbers at funerals

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Pope Francis meets Argentine President Cristina Kirchner (CNS)

Pope Francis floors the media

Attacks on the Pontiff from the press were expected but are undeserved

St. Hildegard of BIngen is depicted on a gilded altarpiece inside the Rochuskapelle, a pilgrim church in Bingen am Rhein, Germany (Photo: CNS)

Catholic Women Rising is a novel way of expressing the Church’s goodness

A nun carries the cross during the Via Crucis at the Colosseum in 2011 (AP)

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