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The lights on the Cologne cathedral go out during Monday's Pegida rally (PA)

Monday’s marches are the latest in a series of demonstrations organised by protest group Pegida

Cardinal-designate Edoardo Menichelli Below: and Cardinal-designate John Dew, right, with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth (CNS)

Francis refused to accept the cardinal-designate’s letter of resignation in October

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis used his Sunday Angelus address to continue the reflection he began on New Year’s Day

Former Catholic Herald editor Desmond Fisher, who passed away last week       (https://fisherbelfast.wordpress.com/)

He covered Second Vatican Council during his time in charge of the paper

Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Pope Francis named 15 cardinal electors from 14 different countries

Francis met Syriac Christians during his recent visit to Turkey (CNS)

Turkish government gives go-ahead to Syriac church in Istanbul

Michael Keaton (Photo: PA)

Actor says his Catholic school shaped him as a person

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Sunday (AP/Riccardo De Luca)

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Fides said many of the killings were carried out with 'brutality and ferociousness' (AP)

Vatican Congregation hails 18 Catholics who died caring for Ebola patients

Pope Francis named 15 new cardinal-electors from 14 nations after Sunday's Angelus (AP)

Pontiff names 15 cardinal-electors and five cardinals over the age of 80