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Topic: St Francis of Assisi

A turbulent priest goes on the warpath against the ‘bad masters’ of the Italian Catholic Church

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

St Francis would have rejoiced at the idea of a pilgrimage to truth at Assisi

His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ

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Vatican: religious leaders will not pray together at Assisi

The Pope and other religious leaders will make speeches and sign a commitment to peace when they meet at Assisi in October

St Francis would have abhorred factory farming

And he could have taught Buddhists a thing or two about respect for animals