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Tom Watson says his political battles have had a profound personal impact: ‘It has all done incalculable damage, to me and to the people I love’ (PA)

Crusading MP Tom Watson explains why he’s reading Pope Francis, believes in God and longs for new, kinder form of politics

Pope Francis arrives in his popemobile at St Peter's Square earlier today (CNS)

Division is the work of the Devil, Pope Francis said during his weekly audience

Javier Zanetti presenting Pope Francis with an Inter Milan shirt last year (CNS)

Inter-religious Match for Peace expected to feautre Roberto Baggio, Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi

'Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean Catholic martyrs but it was not given adequate attention in the blogosphere'  (CNS)

If Catholic blogging is limited to Vatican politics and the personality of the Pope then it will run out of steam.

Pope Francis meets Cardinal Filoni back in August (CNS)

‘He took to heart all the situations I spoke about,’ Cardinal Filoni says

A man walks past a sign in James Foley's hometown of Rochester (CNS)

Pontiff consoles family in Rochester, New Hampshire, after killing by Islamists

Maronite patriarch blesses baby during visit with refugees in Iraq

The patriarchs visited refugees and prayed with them at three churches in Irbil

Pope Francis with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner earlier htis year (CNS)

The president of Argentina called him to express her sorrow following the death of his relatives in a car accident

Protesters hold their hands in the air during a demonstration against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Residents of the US town ‘struggling to find peace in the chaos’, says Archbishop Carlson

Pope Francis (AP)

Two of the Pontiff’s great nephews and their mother die in Argentina