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Brazilian bishops back peaceful protests as countdown to World Youth Day in Rio begins

A protester in Brazil holds a poster reading: 'We are many, we don't forget, we don't forgive, we wait' (AP)

Bishops’ conference expresses its ‘solidarity and support’ for protesters

Beware of clerics ‘who seek the episcopacy’, Pope urges nuncios

Pope Francis (AP)

The best candidates are ‘pastors who are close to their people’, Pontiff says

Anglican Dean of King’s College wins Ratzinger Prize

The prize is funded by the royalties from Benedict XVI's books (Photo: CNS)

New Testament scholar the Rev Richard Burridge is awarded prize alongside German lay theologian

Seeking worldly treasures leads to a tired, loveless heart, says Francis

Pope Francis at a Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Better to seek divine treasures such as goodness and love that are stored in heaven, says Pope

Founder of L’Arche is given Catholic peace award

Jean Vanier pictured in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

Jean Vanier to receive award that in the past has honoured Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day and Lech Walesa