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Members of the South African Faith Communities' Environment Institute protest in late July outside parliament in Cape Town (CNS photo/Nic Bothma, EPA)

The bishops say the government’s nuclear energy plans are unaffordable

Mgr Hoey, pictured with Rowan Williams, was an Anglican for 79 years (mazur/catholichnews.org.uk)

Man of the century

After decades of illness and several brushes with death, the legendary Mgr Augustine Hoey is about to celebrate his 100th birthday

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)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/09/15

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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?