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Iraqis fleeing the fighting against Islamic State (IS) group are seen in Mosul

Francis said forces involved in the battle to drive ISIS from the city have an obligation to protect innocents

The Australian cardinal discussed Brexit and Donald Trump’s election at a book launch

Peter Saunders told the Catholic Herald that he will never stay quiet about the issue of child protection

Drought and civil war has left millions of families across East Africa on the brink of starvation

An estimated 32 priests have been slain in Mexico since 2006

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Pope Francis’s statement was read out a UN meeting on nuclear arms

The bishops were acting as mediators in discussions between the government and opposition amid rising violence in the country

Collins, who resigned from the commission, thanked one of its members for ‘confirming that she was telling the truth’ over her decision to quit

Bill Kilgallon and Hanna Suchocka, both members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, talks during a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

Prompt responses to emails and letters would be ‘best practice’, abuse survivor says