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Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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No one country is assigned a special mission from God  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It is unsustainable to believe that one nation has a special mission from God

The Pope Emeritus prepares to greet Pope Francis during the opening of the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP)

Vatican doctrinal chief says Catholics ‘cannot accept that there exist sufficient reasons to separate from the Church’

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe sits in Strasbourg, eastern France (AP)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a news conference in Tehran (AP)

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Pope Francis gives a gift to Rev Jens-Martin Kruse during a visit to Christuskirche, a parish of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Rome in November 2015 (CNS)

Francis will visit the city of Lund in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation

Pope Francis is greeted during a meeting with members of the Lutheran World Federation at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Joint prayer with Lutherans prepared in advance of the 500th anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

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