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They were nominated for ‘their refusal to retaliate against deadly and ongoing persecution’

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Catholics are still barred from succeeding to the British throne

A new watchdog, Better Church Governance, plans to produce a dossier on all the cardinal electors

The deal concedes too much to an oppressive government, activists have said

The cardinal said he would ‘perhaps one day’ ordain women deacons

The Church is not well served by ‘an overdose of sentiment, accommodation, and sociology’, Chaput said

The Vatican hopes to convince Beijing to recognise a dozen ‘underground’ bishops by December

The former cardinal will lead a life of prayer and penance at St Fidelis Capuchin Friary in Victoria, Kansas

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