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A painting of Mary and the Christ Child is is seen in 2014 at the damaged St Thecla Orthodox monastery in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula, Syria (CNS photo/Youssef Badawi, EPA)

Project is the ‘first concrete outcome’ of the Pope’s meeting with Patriarch Kirill

René Brülhart, president of the Financial Information Authority at Vatican City (CNS)

Seventeen cases were passed on to Vatican prosecutors to investigate last year

Amoris Laetitia (AP)

Robert Spaemann said Communion was a ‘yes or no’ question and that the Pope’s document could lead to a schism

Pope Francis has assured prisoners of his solidarity and prayers (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In a letter the Pope urged prisoners not to be trapped by their past

Pope Francis exchanges his skull cap with one donated by faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The zucchetto was expected to be sold for £24,000

Forensic officers at the scene in Kilcronin Close, west Dublin, where a man was shot dead about two hours after a suspected dissident republican was murdered in a pub (PA)

The archbishop spoke out after two people were shot dead in two hours

Cardinal Woelki: 'Prayer rooms and mosques are equally protected by our constitution as our churches and chapels' (AP)

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Fr Hans Küng in his office in Tubingen, Germany (CNS)

Fr Küng said he was ‘overjoyed’ to receive a personal reply

Pope Francis catches a garment thrown by someone in the crowd during his general audience (CNS)

Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

Jesuit priest, Fr John Sullivan

Fr John Sullivan SJ is one step closer to beatification