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The Pope told religious superiors that prayer, not tranquillisers, helped give him a sense of peace

In a meeting with 28 Jesuit priests, the Pope encouraged clergy to practice ‘spiritual discernment’ when advising those seeking help

The Pope said that the Church needed courageous witnesses in world which was hostile to the Gospel

Those who wanted the issue settled so they can get on with life peacefully are likely to be disappointed

Nearly 50,000 people marched in Washington to mark the 43rd anniversary of landmark abortion ruling

Pope Francis denounced the conditions slum-dwellers are forced to live in

Pope Francis visited St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia on Sunday

Archbishop John Carroll had an extraordinary impact on American Catholicism

The Liberal Democrat MP is stepping down from Parliament in May

The most formative influence on Pope Francis has been the poverty of the ordinary people in his native Buenos Aires