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Pope Francis reaches for a zucchetto thrown by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

Book containing claims about aliens passed on to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Cardinal Vinko Puljic unveils a statue of St John Paul II in front of the cathedral in Sarajevo (PA)

Pope Francis will be the third pontiff to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina when he travels there on June 6

Cardinal Bo, centre: 'Sadly democracy has brought in hatred, denial of rights to sections of the people' (AP)

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Lord Patten of Barnes (PA)

Lord Patten of Barnes’ lecture for the English and Welsh bishops’ World Communications Day

Chris Patten (PA)

British peer offers scathing critique of the Holy See’s current communications structures

Cardinal Kasper asked 'what will the future of ecumenism be in the 21st century?' (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper addressed the Ecclesiological Investigations conference on Saturday

Pope Francis urged Franciscan friars to hold true to their charism of fraternity, humility and poverty (CNS)

Pope Francis held an audience with Fransican leaders yesterday

Pakistani Christians have faced persecution for some time

‘This is simple growing hatred against Christians,’ says human rights activist

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica (CNS/Angelo Carconi, EPA)

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