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Priests will hear Confession at churches in England and Wales on March 4 and 5 as part of the Pope’s ’24 hours for the Lord’ initiative

The donation from the Theodore Trust will contribute towards a retreat, study and leadership centre

The cardinal told an Australian commission he had been ‘kept in the dark’ about the crimes of Gerald Ridsdale

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The Pope met Patriarch Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church at the Vatican on Monday

Francis was speaking after reciting the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

The parliamentary report recommends allowing assisted suicide for people with psychiatric conditions and some minors

The cardinal gave evidence to royal commission via video link from Rome

Speaking at the end of Mass, Bishop Paul Tighe said he had been ‘called to service’ by his faith

The producer of Spotlight, which chronicles The Boston Globe’s investigation into the cover-up of clerical abuse, spoke out after the film won best picture at Sunday’s ceremony