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The cardinal also told America magazine that Pope Francis was ‘one of the toughest people I’ve met’

In an interview with The Irish Catholic the cardinal also expressed scepticism about the idea of women deacons

Bishop Grech’s diocese said the rumours were ‘absolutely false’

Cardinals Burke, Caffarra and Pujats are among 4,000 signatories who affirm the Church’s teachings on marriage and the Eucharist

The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it

In a pastoral letter Bishop Egan says the exhortation is a ‘magnificent’ document that everyone should read

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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

Cardinal Brandmüller says admitting remarried Catholics to Holy Communion would ‘undermine’ the Church

The whole issue has acquired its own sense of urgency even though, on cool reflection, there is not a lot to base this on

The Pope’s agonising dilemma

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This year Francis must make one of the hardest choices any pope has faced for decades. Whatever he decides, there is likely to be great upheaval in the Church