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The list of cardinals reads like a Prime Minister’s resignation honours list

The Pope encouraged missionaries to keep mercy at the heart of their mission

The Albanian priest – who was imprisoned and tortured for 28 years – is among 17 new cardinals

US Archbishop seeks to correct misinterpretation of Amoris Laetitia in pastoral letter

Female ordination and sexuality are surface issues. The root of the problem lies in different views on Scripture and tradition

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

The Pope was speaking at the opening ceremony of a world conference on faith and sport hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture

The Pope and Archbishop Justin Welby signed the declaration at a Vespers service in Rome

The Catholic and Anglican leaders signed a joint-declaration during a vespers service in the church of St Gregory in Rome

Pope Francis praised Vodafone’s charitable work but encouraged the company to provide access to religious texts