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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

A History of Loneliness is the story of a man  pushed into the priesthood by his over-devout mother (CNS)

John Boyne’s latest novel, A History of Loneliness, is driven by blunt ideology rather than subtle ideas

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Egan makes comments in weekly diocesan email bulletin

The family synod in session (CNS)

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings

Liberians wait outside the John F Kennedy Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope Francis recalls his first Communion

Pope gives in to ‘temptation’ and tells personal story at general audience

Margot Parker: ‘Churches have grown because they are full of Catholic immigrants. I don’t have a problem with this. It’s terrific for the Church’

MEP Margot Parker says her party has a strong Catholic contingent that wants to build bridges with the Church

Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

More experts also expected to be added to papal commission

Bishop Kieran Conry (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

We need to find out why canon law failed to prevent this current mess from occurring

The synod on the family is the first since Francis’ election in March 2013 (PA)

The hard issues have been analysed inside and out, but is the Church in England and Wales ready for what comes next?