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Meet the Pope’s unlikely celebrity fans

Pope Francis (AP)

The rich and famous are lavishing praise on the Pope. Here’s a guide to his most surprising supporters

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We are in the fourth great crisis of the Church’

Bishop Athanasius Schneider celebrates Pontifical High Mass during the Latin Mass Society pilgrimage to West Grinstead in Sussex (Photo: Joseph Shaw)

During a trip to England the Soviet-born bishop says the Church today is experiencing ‘tremendous confusion’

Your guide to avoiding a fête worse than death

No parish summer celebration is complete without a coconut shy                                          (PA)

The best parish fêtes offer something to delight all five of our senses. The worst are marred by nasty niffs

The English priests who taught Real Madrid a football lesson

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico's Arda Turan doing battle earlier this season (PA)

In 1907 the seminarians of the Royal English College at Valladolid thrashed the mighty Real Madrid

Pope Francis is heading to the land of arguments

Israeli border police walk by Christians on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem this year                     (CNS)

With the Pope visiting the Holy Land next week, Tim Stanley reports on the fascinating, troubled place