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Vatican declines invitation, but praises the country’s peace deal

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will merge Vatican departments responsible for justice and peace, migration, charity and health

The canonisation will take place on Sunday morning in St Peter’s Square

An analysis of Pena Nieto’s thesis found 29 per cent of the material had been plagiarised

Witnesses say 16 year-old Oguzhan Akdin shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while he shot the priest twice in the head

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Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church has urged Western governments to tighten border controls to curb movement of terrorists

Archbishop Welby with Pope Francis (AP)

The archbishop was asked by a child who would win if Pope Francis went head to head with him

Caitlin Dooley’s parents thought there was no hope – but now they say her astounding recovery coincided with the relic being brought to hospital

Mgr Lucio Vallejo Balda was convicted of leaking documents to Italian journalists