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Christopher claims he was told to remove his rosary at school

School in Florida says the rosary violated the dress code

The Christmas tree is positioned in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

An 82ft Bavarian fir tree is already in place ready to mark the beginning of the Holy Year

Douai Abbey in Berkshire Credit: Douai Abbey

The Community of St Edmund celebrates 400th anniversary this weekend

In an earlier meeting Pope Francis greets Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the German bishops' conference former president (Photo: CNS)

Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist

A picture of Mother Teresa alongside a Missionary of Charity at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

If her Cause is concluded by then, the Blessed will be canonised on September 4

Journalist and theologian Anne Burgmer is heading up the service reaching out to sex workers

Service was inspired by Pope Francis’s call to go out to the marginalised

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope says faithful should ask for the ‘grace of tears’ too

Bangladeshi policemen guard on a road in the capital Dhaka (AP)

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Fr Federico Lombardi briefs the media on Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Africa (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Neither will popemobile have bullet-proof shield, despite violence in country

Nissar Hussain, pictured before the latest attack

Nissar Hussain, who had to have surgery after the attack, has suffered persecution for ‘apostasy’ for many years