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In 1970 Joseph Ratzinger predicted the Church’s declining influence in the world

The Church ‘has a big role to play’ in the pastoral care of the transgender community, according to the priest in charge of the outreach programme

Cheryl Tobin was blessed by the Pope during a general audience in May

Widely shared quotes in which Francis calls for a merger of Christianity and Islam are ‘invented’, says spokesman

The Liberation Theologian said the Pope wants to fulfil a request made by Brazil’s bishops

Francis writes to world’s bishops on the feast of the Holy Innocents

Fra’ Matthew Festing said the Order would follow the Pope at this ‘complex and difficult time’

‘We have condemned our young people to have no place in society,’ Pontiff says at Vespers

Pontiff welcomes circus performers to last general audience of 2016

The Pope said his Christmas message ‘goes out to the ends of the earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war’