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The cast of Father Ted

Twenty years after it first aired, the clerical sitcom remains one of Britain’s best-loved TV shows – yet Catholics remain split over how relentlessly it pokes fun at the Church

Pope Francis  leaves after celebrating Mass marking 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide (PA)

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Iraqi Christians in America protests against government inaction (AP)

Cardinal Bagnasco may sound like a conspiracy theorist, but he raises pertinent questions over the persecution of Christians

Young woman wears a mantilla at Mass (CNS)

The veil denotes our hallowed status as life-givers

Couples exchange vows at a wedding ceremony in the US (CNS)

A question of conscience

A cardinal has suggested that someone could be admitted to Communion after remarrying, if they were to avow that their first marriage was null – but marriage is a public act, not a private one

Pope Francis is greeted by Catholicos Aram I, second left, and the head of Armenia's Orthodox Church Karekin II at St Peter's Basilica (PA)

A new book describes why Turkey is right to have an uneasy conscience over its treatment of the Armenians

The Scottish Catholic Bishops' Conference have criticised the proliferation of nuclear weapons (PA)

Nicola Sturgeon may be right about Trident but for the wrong reasons

The National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Place, London (PA)

The National Gallery is staging an exhibition displaying the works of Cornelius Johnson, court painter to Charles I

Pope Francis has made 829 saints (PA)

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The banners of new Ss John Paul II and John XXIII hang from the facade of St Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis begins his general audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In an age when Christians are once again being persecuted, interest in the English martyrs is on the rise. The saint-making Pope Francis could be the one to canonise them