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Bishop says Congo has lost a generation to war

A rebel fighter stands guard near Goma in eastern Congo (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Djomo tells audience in America that negotiating with rebels is not the way to achieve peace

Pope Francis decides not to spend summer in Castel Gandolfo

Lake Albano seen from the window of the papal villa – a view that Pope Francis will miss this year (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will have a reduced schedule in July and August but will stay at the Vatican

‘Careerism is leprosy,’ Pope warns future diplomats

Pope Francis looks on during a meeting with Vatican diplomatic corps back in March (CNS)

Pope Francis has appealed to future diplomats not to be careerists

Government cuts threaten integrity of the justice system, warns charity

According to CSAN 61 staff in prisons were subject to disciplinary action for their treatment of prisoners and a further 26 staff were dismissed for their treatment of prisoners. (PA)

CSAN are concerned that proposed government cuts will undermine the dignity of prisoners

Pope Francis renews his appeal for peace in Syria

Man mourns death of relatives as people search for survivors in rubble in Allepo, Syria (CNS)

Pope Francis has said the Church will not abandon the people of Syria