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The cardinals have taken the unusual step of publicly requesting clarification on Communion and the moral law

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

Fr Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz was the third priest abducted in Veracruz since September – the other two were killed

Fr Frank Pavone placed a dead baby on an altar in videos endorsing Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency

Francis invited homeless people to one of his last Masses held during the Year of Mercy

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The boat ‘represents tradition’ as well as the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean

A Catholic priest was among those who met the head of the Australian Broadcasting Commission to voice their concerns

The proposal would have ensured same-sex marriage was legal in all states

Speaking to 4,000 homeless people, he asked for a pardon for all those who ‘look the other way’