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Fra’ Matthew Festing defended his actions in a letter to the order’s membership

Pope Francis names Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the newest member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Italy’s coastguard said only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship carrying 100 people off the Libyan coast

Volunteers to distribute a specially prepared menu including a double cheeseburger

The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

Cardinal Amato says the next biggest producers of Causes are Spain, Poland and Brazil

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At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts

The order has denied the legality of the Vatican probe

A ‘significant number’ of bishops’ conferences reportedly also expressed misgivings