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The 15-minute meeting follows a steady improvement in relations between the two states

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Doubts about faith should spur deeper study and prayer, Pope tells general audience

The decision to sign the amended peace accord was made during a meeting at a heavily guarded Catholic retreat in Bogota

Cardinal Pietro Parolin recommended coordinated international efforts to end exploitation in the fishing industry

Admonish sin without being a hypocrite, Pope Francis tells general audience

The 21st-century Habsburg mission

What does it mean to be born into one of the most influential royal houses of Europe?

The prisoners were selected according to the nature of their crimes and their behaviour while in prison

The meeting comes two years after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup final

The full text of the four cardinals’ letter, preceded and followed by their explanatory notes, is below: