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Children paddle in water in Navotas City, Philippines (CNS)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas says the Philippines is taking ‘all possible approaches’ to dealing with environmental issues

Children dressed as angels react as they attend Christmas Mass at a Catholic church in Beijing (CNS)

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A child peers out near a cross on a gate of the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Pope says faithful should ask Mary to help Catholics in China

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

A priest from the Diocese of Zhouzhi, China, celebrates Mass at a retreat centre in the state of New York. The priest has not been quoted in the article (Photo: CNS)

Priest speaking anonymously says Catholics reconciling in China is more important than the state of Holy See-Beijing relations

Pope Francis may be set to visit Scotland (AP)

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’

The Dalai Lama (PA)

If the Pope had met the Dalai Lama, Chinese Catholics would have been made to suffer

Pope Francis listening to Kiko Arguello, founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, who spoke at the Vatican in February (CNS)

The Way’s founder, Kiko Arguello, has written a book that is dramatic, intense, and deeply personal

'Pope Francis obviously holds the Dalai Lama in very high regard but he will not be meeting any of the Nobel laureates,' a Vatican spokesman said (Photo: PA)

Decision seen as an attempt not to upset relations with Chinese government