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Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who resigned this year (CNS)

The German Church is superbly organised, but its coercive tax is weakening the Catholic faith

Fr Benedict Groeschel appears on EWTN (CNS)

Founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal dies aged 81

The Holy Hour attracted 2,000 Catholics (CNS)

Archbishop praises ‘powerful witness of faith’ in Oklahoma

Protesters hold their hands in the air during a demonstration against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson (CNS)

Residents of the US town ‘struggling to find peace in the chaos’, says Archbishop Carlson

St Francis in Ecstasy by Caravaggio

How Franciscan is Pope Francis?

What perhaps we are not seeing from this Pope is the mystical and ecstatic characteristics of St Francis

Francis will signal his support for the Catholic charismatic movement (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

St Francis heard Jesus tell him: ‘Go and rebuild my Church, which you can see has fallen into ruin’

Saint Francis of Assisi by Jusepe de Ribera

The one saint who seems to give the Church a good name, St Francis would have sought converts

Pope Francis will venerate the tomb of St Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis will spend the day in the ancient city tomorrow