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The Professor shows himself the master of the soundbite when he describes British values as ‘queuing, drunkenness and loving pets’

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

A bust of Pope Pius IX at an exhibition in Florida (PA)

Those who ridicule the Syllabus have clearly never read it – it’s a handy guide to avoiding doctrinal blunders

People pray in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (CNS)

Clerics hope the visit will shed light on Islam

Pakistani members of the Christian minority shout slogans during a protest in Karachi (CNS)

Church leaders said they were seeking to curb the misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy law

Pope Francis embraces Filipino leader Cardinal Tagle last November (CNS)

Cardinal Tagle said the Pope’s visit would be a blessing for the poor

The seal protects the dignity of the person, the official said (CNS photo illustration by Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Church officials try to remove misconceptions about the sacrament

People buy newspapers with the front page showing newly elected Pope Francis (AP)

During our 126 year history, we have always been prepared to move with the times

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNS)

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo announced a week of prayers for ‘reconciliation, justice and peace’

Relatives of 43 missing students celebrate Mass in Chilpancingo, Mexico (CNS)

Archdiocese of Mexico City calls for a ‘reconstruction of the country’ in response to the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers