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Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016

Police arrested Fr Nicola Corradi, 82, Fr Horacio Corbacho, 55, and three other men last week

Colombian Archbishop Mejia was celebrating the Mass where the fatal shooting occurred

The Church tilts south

With both the Pope and the Jesuit superior general now hailing from Latin America, the centre of Catholic gravity has truly shifted

Critics keep announcing the Church’s imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising

Pope Francis

In a video message, the Holy Father said mercy is not just a ‘theory’ but something we live by remembering our own sins

A peace deal has been reached in Colombia which will see the end to the longest internal armed conflict in the western hemisphere

Opposition leader Ernesto Samper will ask Pope Francis to send a representative to the country

Byron Lima was imprisoned for the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, who was a critic of military abuses during the country’s civil war

The Archbishop of Paraiba said he made the mistake of being too trusting