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Mgr Hoey, pictured with Rowan Williams, was an Anglican for 79 years (mazur/catholichnews.org.uk)

Man of the century

After decades of illness and several brushes with death, the legendary Mgr Augustine Hoey is about to celebrate his 100th birthday

Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP)

The People’s Republic of North Korea is surely the nearest thing we have to an Orwellian totalitarian state

Benedict XVI embraces Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

What ‘mercy’ actually means

Mercy is something more than charity

Russian President Vladimir Putin, attends the Orthodox Christmas service at a cathedral in the village of Otradnoye, Voronezh region, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

Vladimir Putin’s holy war

Some traditionalist websites praise Putin as the chief enemy of a Satanic new world order

Ugandan visitors look at models of the Uganda Martyrs, who were murdered between 1885 and 1887, at a shrine to them that Pope Francis will visit (AP)

The shrine to 22 African Catholics killed in 19th century is currently undergoing major renovations ahead of the papal visit

Soldiers at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali (AP)

Francis leaves on Wednesday for a six-day trip to Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic

Pope Francis holds up the host as he celebrates a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Pope preached at a Mass today commemorating cardinals and bishops who died last year

Caravaggio's first version of the Supper at Emmaus

A poll suggests 40 per cent of British people believe Jesus was not a real historical figure, a statistic that highlights the Church’s failing to communicate with the public

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

The Pope addressed a special audience in St Peter’s Square to mark the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

Anti-Balaka fighters pictured in 2014 at a base in the south of Bangui (AP)

Reports suggest an attack on Muslim rebels has led to revenge attacks on Christians in the capital Bangui