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Liam Neeson as Ferreira in 'Silence' (CNS)

The film handles questions of sin, doctrine and mercy which are at the heart of today’s controversies

Martin Scorsese: ‘When one has a vocation, does it have to be clerical?’ (AP)

The director was dismissed from the seminary as a young man. But his personal pilgrimage has never ended

Andrew Garfield as Fr Rodrigues and Shinya Tsukamoto as Mokichi in Silence

This is a tale of anti-Christian persecution that speaks loudly and dreadfully to modern times

Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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Pope Benedict gives his blessing at today's general audience (AP)

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