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The Pope has advised priests to be more understanding in areas such as divorce (CNS)

In a meeting with 28 Jesuit priests, the Pope encouraged clergy to practice ‘spiritual discernment’ when advising those seeking help

St Thérèse's relics visit Preston Carmel in 2009

Groups like the Syro-Malabar Catholics and the Institute of Christ the King are filling previously empty churches

Pope Francis reads a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica in Rome (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Watch out: mercy can be violent

If the only way we can receive mercy is by means of divine assault, God will give us that

The document will ignite further debate (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Those who wanted the issue settled so they can get on with life peacefully are likely to be disappointed

A scene from Iñigo which opens at the Pleasance this month

A new play tells the story of the extraordinary life and time of St Ignatius of Loyola

Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal visits an earthquake survivor (Photo: CNS)

The bishop visited the worst affected areas in the capital yesterday

Cardinal Roberto Tucci, left, speaks at a 2011 Vatican press conference alongside Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

St Ignatius church is to close

St Ignatius has been earmarked for closure by the Diocese of Lancaster

St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Blessed Peter Faber are shown in an icon (CNS)

Pope Francis is expected to make Blessed Peter Faber a saint