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Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The retreat will take place at Pauline Fathers’ retreat and conference centre in Ariccia

The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

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Pope Francis meets Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church  at the Vatican, in November 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope asks for prayers for Ukraine

Pope Francis urged the international community to promote dialogue

Colm Wilkinson as Bishop Myriel in Les Misérables

The musical’s Bishop Myriel is the best example of a Pope Francis-style bishop. Cardinal Wolsey, or Cardinal Richelieu, on the other hand…

Pope Francis preaches in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

We should not condemn ‘those who have failed in their love’, says Francis

Pope Francis meets bishops at a general audience (AP)

Pope urges Congregation for Bishops to select humble evangelists for vacant posts

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican releases Pope’s Lenten schedule

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’

Benedict XVI greets Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze as he arrives at St Peter's Basilica on Saturday

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?