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The protestors believe that animals have souls and should be let into churches

Previous winners of the animal welfare charity’s award include Morrissey, Tony Benn and Ricky Gervais

St Francis didn’t think animals were ‘almost’ like us – he loved them because they had come from the hand of God

Fr Lombardi says Vatican Radio will engage in fight against poaching

Horses, cows, rabbits and peacocks were among the species present for the traditional blessing of St Anthony at St Peter’s Square