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Bishop John Arnold met asylum seekers last week in Manchester

But God will always turn the gravest of sins ‘white as snow’, Francis says at his general audience

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The prize is awarded each year to ‘a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced in October

The mosaic depicts the apparition of the Virgin Mary to 15 witnesses in 1979

The cardinal said he he had heard rumours about Brother Ted Dowlan, but assumed they were being dealt with

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In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

Edward Byers Jr rescued a civilian hostage from a remote area of Afghanistan in 2012