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A beach of the SIcilian island off Lampedusa (PA)

More than 80 African migrants reported to have died after boat sinks off southern Italian island

Armed rebel fighters patrol streets in Central African Republic (CNS)

The Sacred Heart of Jesus of Betharram order has urged international action to stop “uncontrolled lawlessness”

A woman prays as Pope Francis leads a vigil to pray for peace in Syria last month (CNS)

This month, Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray for people who are suffering and who want to end their lives

Pope Francis arrives for his general audience at the Vatican today (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Church is full of sinners, says Pope

Priests, sisters, bishops, cardinals and even Popes are sinners, says Francis

McBride's book included revelations about smearing

‘I can only apologise for the critical and unfair associations made,’ says former spin doctor

Cardinal Angelo Amato said the murder of Father Miroslav Bulesic was "particularly loathsome" (CNS)

Father Miroslav Bulesic was murdered by Communists amid upheaval after World War Two

Pope Francis (CNS)

Council of Cardinals gather in Rome for three days of talks with Pope on reform of the Vatican

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

The Institute for the Works of Religion earned €86.6 million in 2012, independently audited reports shows

Pope Francis addresses religious, political and cultural leaders from around the world on Monday (CNS)

Pope speaks to religious, political and cultural representatives ahead of visit to the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis indicates he will push ahead with reforms of Church governance in interview with La Repubblica