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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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Pope Francis checks his watch as he talks with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi (CNS)

In his time as Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi has encountered moments of great joy but also times which have required sensitive diplomacy

Cardinal Sarah celebrates Mass ad orientem: ‘There is no reason to oppose the return to a beautiful practice’ (Photo: Fr Lawrence Lew, OP)

We can have it both ways

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Cardinal Sarah’s advice to priests to celebrate Mass facing east, rather than towards the congregation, has caused uproar in Rome. Yet a simple compromise is available

Mgr Paul Tighe (Photo: CNS)

The Pope sets up five- person committee to modernise communications and cut costs

A Central American migrant  practises scaling boxcars in Arriaga, Mexico (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/07/14

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Copies of the Financial Times Deutschland outside a newsagent in Frankfurt (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/12/12

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