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Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

The proportion represents a rise in Catholics and a fall in the number of Protestants in recent decades

Francis says that Rachel, in the book of Jeremiah, represents every mother throughout history who cries over ‘irreparable loss’

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Police in Lahore say they arrested 76 people seeking to reach the family residence of murdered governor Salman Taseer

The judge rejected the regulation because plantiffs would be forced to violate their religious beliefs

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for prisoners killed in recent riots in Brazil

The question of what becomes of tissue left over from abortions and miscarriages is the latest legal battle over abortion in Texas

Under the accord, President Kabila will comply with constitutional provisions barring him from seeking a third term in office

The Church ‘has a big role to play’ in the pastoral care of the transgender community, according to the priest in charge of the outreach programme