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Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing

Can the Mater Hospital respect the sanctity of human life while complying with the new abortion law?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/10/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was right to make a sharp break with Turkey’s imperial past

A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed

Even western Christians turn a blind eye to the worst persecution of our times

Fr Faber was a good man who deserves credit for the pastoral aspects of his priestly life

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Talk of a ‘Vatican Spring’ misunderstands how the Church works