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The Church offers people ‘the soothing remedy of prayer, almsgiving and fasting’ during Lent, the Pope said

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences praised the ‘extraordinary’ Communist state

The state-run Global Times said the Pope had made ‘substantive concessions’ to China

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The two leaders spoke about Jerusalem and the situation for Catholics in Turkey

Pope Francis received an 8-page letter in 2015 detailing abuse at the hands of Fr Karadima, AP reports

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German bishops’ conference president says blessing should be offered on case-by-case basis

Francis says religious orders must never ‘toss aside’ elderly members