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Topic: Pope Francis

Debate: Is the Catholic Church in its best shape ever?

Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?

Archbishop Nichols: Travelling in a Mercedes made me feel uneasy

Archbishop was speaking at a Mass with seminarians at Walsingham

A plea to the Pope: please, Holy Father, overrule the Curia’s probably illegal instruction to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate not to use the 1962 Missal

The motu proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum’ says that they need ‘no permission from the Apostolic See’ to celebrate the Tridentine Mass: their congregation has acted ultra vires

Pope says Church should face wayward members like a merciful mother

Francis elaborates on ‘Church as mother’ theme during general audience

Having fast-tracked Pope John’s canonisation, will Pope Francis do the same for Pius XII? According to one source, he intends to. Fingers crossed

Now the ‘Hitler’s Pope’ calumny has been so comprehensively discredited, there is no reason for Pope Pius’s cause to be obstructed any longer

‘Sanctity is stronger than scandals,’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis offers words of encouragement to diocesan priests in Rome

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I fear this love affair between the press and the Pope will end in tears

Sooner or later, Pope Francis will make a statement that the media decides is not ‘nice’ at all

Pope phones people all the time, says Vatican official

Mgr Dario Viganò claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls

The Pope’s new Secretary of State has said things which have thrilled the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ boys to bits: but there’s nothing here for them

Of course clerical celibacy isn’t a dogma; and Archbishop Parolin thinks that the Church is collegial when the Pope listens first and then decides