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Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

Is editorial mischief at play in the Pope’s exhortation?

Milan Cathedral (PA)

The priest in charge of Confession at Milan cathedral says there has been a growing “demand” for absolution and Communion

The daunting length of Amoris Laetitia undermines its simple and direct style (CNS)
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The Pontiff has chosen to promote debate and diversity, rather than build unity around clearly expressed doctrine. The consequences will be enormous

Pope Francis waves during his Regina Caeli address in St Peter's Square (AP)

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Swiss Cardinal Georges Cottier,  Theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household (CNS)

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Pope Francis will release the document next week  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The apostolic exhortation will be called ‘Amoris Laetitia’, the Vatican has announced

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna arrives at the Vatican synod hall (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says as a child of divorced parents he knows what it is to grow up in a ‘patchwork family’