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Careerist priests have early sell-by date, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis prays during the ordination of two bishops last year (Photo: CNS)

Francis exhorts new bishops to ‘love the people that God has given you’

Pope’s advisers start first draft of document overhauling Vatican

Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican  last year (CNS)

The so-called C9 held its sixth meeting earlier this week with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Scottish bishops welcome independence referendum result

Scottish voters decided to maintain the 307-year union (Photo: AP).

Bishops’ conference praises ‘passionate and sometimes partisan debate’ and encourages Catholics to engage in politics

Cardinal Pell rules out change on Communion for divorced, remarried

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

The cardinal calls for a restatement of church teaching in a new book

Relative of British MP to become Sri Lanka’s first saint

Keith Vaz MP (PA)

Blessed Joseph Vaz is a distant relative of Labour MP Keith Vaz