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At his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his teachings on Christian hope

More than 15,000 pages of testimony have been gathered to support the proposed beatification of Sister Lucia

The suffering and suicides of people abused by clergy ‘weigh on my heart’, Francis said

The members of the international Council of Cardinals began their February meeting expressing their ‘full support’ of the Pontiff

Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb, and John Bongaarts of the Population Council will speak at a conference later this month

Cardinal John Tong says the deal will end a ‘crisis of division’ between official and underground churches

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Experts argued assurances from China aren’t enough to prove its transplant programme has been reformed

During his general audience, Francis made reference to the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese immigrant