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Traders need to read Francis’s encyclical

The Pope knows how to truly reform the global economy

Pope Francis (CNS)

He prefers to communicate by means of discussion and conversation rather than preaching at people. But he never places the teachings of the church in any doubt

Father Marcial Maciel Degollado with Blessed John Paul II in 2000 (CNS)

Cardinal Dziwisz makes comments about the late Pope in new book

Blessed John Paul II (CNS)

Like Leo the Great and Gregory the Great, he both exerted geopolitical influence and reasserted the teaching authority of the Holy See

Chief executive of the British Humanist Association, Andrew Copson

In the second in our series of interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the chief executive of the British Humanist Association explains why he is indifferent to Catholicism

Hans Küng pictured in his office in Tübingen (CNS)

Professor Hans Kung has written he is ‘considering suicide.’ If he goes through with it, it would be a final step in a life full of small steps away from the Church

The statue has been brought to Rome from Portugal to mark Marian Day and the Vatican’s Year of Faith.

Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Mass featuring new liturgy celebrated at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances

Pope Francis is mobbed before this morning's general audience (AP)

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