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Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal strongly denies allegations heard by the Royal Commission in Australia

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

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Bishop Sherrington said society needed to accept the reality of death (© Mazur/

Bishop John Sherrington said that society needed to face the reality of death

Pope Francis spoke about families today (PA)

Pope Francis discussed the role of parents in educating children at today’s General Audience

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery (PA)

Neil Addison said that he was surprised by the ruling in the Ashers Bakery case

Fr Lucie-Smith describes Facebook users as a congregation (PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith’s theory on social media’s religious divide is expressed in this week’s Catholic Herald

Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow launched Mary's Meals from his father's shed in Dalmally, Scotland

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A boy carries belongings as he walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria (CNS)

Sister Annie Demerjian has described the killing of members of a Christian family after shells hit their home

Pope Francis reaches for a poster of Mother Teresa as he is driven through the crowd, in Tirana, Albania during his visit in 2014  (PA)

A spokesman has said the reported date of September 4 for the canonisation is only hypothetical