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Francis pays tribute to ‘greater understanding’ of post-Vatican II era

Pope urges Church to imitate courageous witness of St John the Baptist

The best candidates are ‘pastors who are close to their people’, Pontiff says

Better to seek divine treasures such as goodness and love that are stored in heaven, says Pope

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Christians are able to address God directly as ‘Father’, says Pontiff

That can, surely, only be his new Secretary of State, who should know the Vatican well but not be of it. There is one obvious candidate

CDF prefect urges beleaguered Scottish priests to have faith in time of trial

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

General audience focuses on the Church as a living body