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Sally Axworthy will take over from Nigel Baker in August

Experienced diplomat Sally Axworthy to reportedly replacing Nigel Baker in Rome

Iranian leaders may fawn over Pope Francis in public, but privately they see the Holy See as a useful tool for achieving their global ambitions

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month

The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution

Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi says ordinations are example of the government tightening its control over the Church.