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Blessed Benedict Daswa Bakali (PA)

Blessed Benedict will be a great saint for those tempted by modern ‘white witches’

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims attending the Angelus in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

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Church condemns ‘evil and barbaric’ murder of 86-year-old from Austria

The Dalai Lama (PA)

If the Pope had met the Dalai Lama, Chinese Catholics would have been made to suffer

'Pope Francis obviously holds the Dalai Lama in very high regard but he will not be meeting any of the Nobel laureates,' a Vatican spokesman said (Photo: PA)

Decision seen as an attempt not to upset relations with Chinese government

Francis meets bishops at the end of the general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis (AP)

Francis addresses region’s social ills at ad limina

South African President Jacob Zuma reads his speech during the memorial service for former Nelson Mandela (PA)

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?

Nelson Mandela greets John Paul II  in Johannesburg in 1995 (AP)

Catholics supported former South African president’s struggle against apartheid

Aids orphans supported by the Church in Rustenburg

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