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The Anglican philosopher, recently appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life, has supported abortion up to 18 weeks

The Vatican said the talks focused on the need for the international community to combat poverty, hunger, terrorism and climate change

The Council of Cardinals pondered a ‘more systematic’ way to involve lay people in appointments, a Vatican spokesman said

Nigel Biggar has said: ‘It’s not clear that a human foetus is the same kind of thing as an adult’

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Dean of the College of Cardinals, reminded the prelates of the “noble tradition” of informing the Secretariat of State whenever they travel outside of Rome

Maduro said he would ask the Pope to persuade opponents to stop ‘training children’ to take part in anti-government protests

The Holy See under Pius XII helped Jews travel to safety through its diplomatic network

The Pope said the charismatic movement was not ‘Catholic’ but ecumenical

Pope prays that God will heal ‘the wounds of war and of terrorism’

Bishop Cantú said the move would ‘harm the people of the United States and the world’