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Pope Francis video speaking online to a Salvadoran student in 2014 (CNS)

The monthly messages will feature Francis asking for prayers on various challenges facing the world

Home-based care worker Olipa Mkandawire prays for a man living with AIDS in Matuli, Malawi (CNS)

The bishops of Africa and Madagascar released a statement to mark World AIDS Day on Tuesday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?

An Ethiopian church in Lake Tana: African culture has not always repressed women

A translation of ‘the first true biography of an African woman’ challenges lazy assumptions about the continent’s culture

Bishop-designate Paolo Bizzeti (CNS)

Pope Francis’s nomination of Fr Paolo Bizzeti has been announced by the Vatican

The college will continue for another three years

Jesuit college in London can no longer afford running costs

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

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

The statue has been moved from Saint Louis University to a nearby museum. JAMES A. FINLEY/AP/Press Association Images

Students have said that the sculpture sends a message of Christian supremacy

A scene from Iñigo which opens at the Pleasance this month

A new play tells the story of the extraordinary life and time of St Ignatius of Loyola

Fr Adolfo Nicolas with Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Rector and deans appointed at graduate school for study of Eastern Christianity