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A copy of the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (CNS)

Catholic Truth Society has sold more copies of apostolic exhortation than text since Vatican II documents

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the papal delegate in charge of governing the Legionaries of Christ, leaves after concelebrating a Mass to open the congregation's general chapter in Rome earlier this year (CNS)

Many religious communities must rediscover their sense of unity of purpose

Archbishop Bernard Moras quoted Pope Francis In his opening address to the conference (CNS)

The Indian Christian Women’s Movement established after talks on the impact of the Second Vatican Council

People waiting in line outside a confessional (CNS)

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Archbishop Bernard Longley (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

‘We need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent to the Gospel,’ says Archbishop Longley

Archbishop Rino Fisichella  (CNS)

Apostolic exhortation an ‘invitation to recover a prophetic and positive vision of reality’

Pope Francis handed out copies of his major new document in St Peter's Square on Sunday (PA). Below: Pope Francis handing out the document in St Peter's Square (Video via RomeReports)

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable

Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, who said more than 3,000 people leave religious life each year, with Pope Francis (CNS)

An immense debt is owed to the orders which have been the backbone of the Church’s mission for the last five hundred years

These days nuns are a rare sight in schools (AP)

The white veils and white gloves on feast days are now a distant memory