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St Francis Xavier

As a new centre to study relics opens in Oxford, Fr Matthew Pittam takes a look at some more unusual examples

Pope Francis in silhouette during a private audience today (AP)

Pope Francis is sometimes unnerving. But he is after all the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. To some Catholics who claim to defend orthodox belief that means nothing

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

CDF prefect urges beleaguered Scottish priests to have faith in time of trial