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Hannah Roberts in Rome

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  1. Church urged to be more open in debate
  2. You are all the Pope’s men, Francis tells bickering bishops
  3. Priests’ lovers in heartfelt appeal to lift Church’s ‘wall of silence’
  4. Mass at papal residence for abuse victims
  5. ­Ciao, ciao, bambino
  6. Helping economic migrants ‘could curtail human trafficking’
  7. Prayers for Israel and Palestine, a region ‘aching for peace’
  8. Clean sweep of watchdog board
  9. Gypsies urged to come in from the margins to share in common good
  10. Francis will retire ‘as Benedict did, when the Lord sends a sign’
  11. Migrants throw down a challenge by squatting in basilica
  12. Summertime, and the living is a little bit easier - but still no holiday
  13. Hospital visit will highlight end-of-life controversy
  14. Francis says economy causes low birthrate
  15. ‘Don Mercedes’ banished to a life of penitence
  16. Legionaries prepare to move on
  17. New board takes over at the Vatican bank
  18. Pope seeks forgiveness of abuse victims at historic meeting
  19. Salute to Mafia man ‘perversion of religion’
  20. ‘One in 50 priests a paedophile’
  21. Row flares over care-home visit
  22. Francis ‘plotting a path to unity with the Orthodox Churches’
  23. Ibrahim’s faith ‘never wavered’ during ordeal
  24. Faithful told a handshake will suffice at Mass
  25. Parolin calls for increased peace effort
  26. Francis brings in elderly rebel from the cold
  27. Fresh hope for migrants
  28. Francis sends envoy to victims of Islamist terror in Iraq
  29. Protesters occupy square of papal Mass
  30. We are in the midst of a Third World War, says Pope
  31. Francis’ humility well received in ‘showy’ culture
  32. Father of ferry disaster victim baptised
  33. Drive to end slavery
  34. Wish he was here
  35. Parolin says family must be protected from dissolution
  36. Pressure mounts for discussion on reform
  37. ‘Religious leaders must cooperate to resolve conflicts’
  38. Francis celebrates weddings that reflect ‘modern matrimony’
  39. Lament over folly of war
  40. Hint of a thaw in relations with Beijing
  41. Terrorists ‘twist words of Qur’an’
  42. Annulment process under scrutiny
  43. Pope affirms dignity of the elderly
  44. Priest reveals toxic dump sites
  45. Buddhist demand to be state religion as date of papal visit approaches
  46. Vietnam PM at Vatican
  47. Francis praises ‘modernising’ Paul VI
  48. Pope insists Middle East ‘must keep its Christians’
  49. Gay marriage registration ‘illegitimate’
  50. Interfaith dialogue can undermine truth – Benedict XVI
  51. Pope calls for end to capital punishment
  52. Francis promotes Englishman to high Vatican office
  53. Abuse hearings streamlined to relieve increasing logjam at CDF
  54. Showers for homeless in St Peter’s Square
  55. Pope alarmed by attacks on immigrant centres
  56. African conservative to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship
  57. Church must ‘mother’ migrants
  58. Faith leaders ‘calmed tensions’ after Lee Rigby killing
  59. Speaking in tongues
  60. Pope directs: ‘Give the needy access to closed monasteries’
  61. Christians and Muslims build bridges
  62. Women theologians are ‘the strawberry on the cake’
  63. Doctors refuse to perform abortions
  64. Report on women Religious heals wounds
  65. Letter from Rome
  66. Uncompromising Francis sets priorities
  67. Corruption leaves Franciscan Order close to financial ruin
  68. Francis goes to peripheries for new cardinals
  69. Francis urges reconciliation through pursuit of truth
  70. Choudary seizes on Pope’s words
  71. Vatican sends in coadjutor to help sort out infamous diocese
  72. Letter from Rome
  73. Vatican downplays warnings of IS attack
  74. Baldisseri names priorities for October synod
  75. Church structures ‘fail to give women appropriate decision-making roles’
  76. C9 briefs consistory on reform
  77. Stick to the point when in the pulpit
  78. Family-life harmony key to church work for women
  79. Francis calls on Greek hierarchy to counter culture of pessimism
  80. Former Secretary of State claims he was victimised
  81. All-female Iranian delegation meets Pope at the Vatican
  82. Letter from Rome
  83. Question of married priests to be reviewed
  84. Mobsters ‘are not Christians’, declares Pope
  85. Mennini denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  86. The Church ‘must reflect full equality of men and women’
  87. Michelangelo theft was ‘an inside job’
  88. Year of Mercy ‘is a message for the October Synod’
  89. Pope tells the young: ‘Don’t give up hope’
  90. Bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana in family controversy
  91. Francis extols today’s Christian martyrs at start of Holy Week
  92. Filoni on second visit to Iraq as envoy of Pope Francis
  93. ‘There is already a lot of confusion’
  94. Christians must be ‘the seeds of another humanity’
  95. Cantalamessa identifies the true martyrs of our day
  96. Jubilee will make mercy ‘foundation of Church’s life’
  97. Abuse commission members see O’Malley about Barros
  98. Increase in demand for exorcisms
  99. Letter from Rome
  100. Rome conference trains priests and laity in exorcisms
  101. Sanctity of life vital alongside fighting poverty, Pope tells UN
  102. Bishop calls for Church to listen to calls for Communion for divorcees
  103. Pope Francis to shun bullet-proof vehicle on Holy Land visit
  104. Francis calls for action on migrants as tensions rise in Italy and Libya
  105. Pope cancels appointments and visit to Marian shrine
  106. Pope to visit native Argentina in 2016, say local government officials
  107. Vatican bank watchdog reports progress but 'still a way to go'
  108. Priests’ lovers urge Francis to re-think mandatory celibacy
  109. Second UN panel condemns Vatican’s record on abuse
  110. Make economic migration easier, Pope urges governments
  111. Pope to visit mafia region that claimed lives of two three-year-olds
  112. Pope sacks whole board of Vatican bank watchdog
  113. Israeli and Palestinian presidents join Francis to pray for peace
  114. Italian nun triumphs in finals of television talent show The Voice
  115. Pope Francis cancels engagements for second day
  116. Retired justice and peace head named top-ranking cardinal
  117. Francis says he will retire ‘like Benedict’
  118. Pope Francis refuses to meet with migrants at Santa Maria Maggiore
  119. Vatican approves International Association of Exorcists
  120. Church in Italy considers godparent ban in order to weaken mafia ties
  121. Pope asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness in three-hour meeting
  122. Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican bank
  123. Francis: one in 50 clerics are paedophiles
  124. Sudanese Christian saved from death row meets Pope
  125. Pope Francis 'could invite Orthodox to help run the Church'
  126. Vatican calls for more sober, less worldly greeting at sign of peace
  127. Vatican decries couple’s alleged rejection of Down’s baby
  128. Pope lifts suspension of rebel D'Escoto Brockmann, 81
  129. Francis will travel to Tamil territory next year
  130. Parolin indicates reform might not be Synod's main focus
  131. Elderly Catholic nuns beheaded in shocking ‘vendetta’ attack in Africa
  132. Francis blesses Vatican cricket team
  133. Cardinals tasked with reform complete draft constitution
  134. Pope condemns violence committed in name of religion
  135. Pope's zucchetto set to fetch £70,000 on eBay
  136. Married couples will have major role in Synod on family, cardinal reveals
  137. Francis removes Paraguayan bishop
  138. Pope Emeritus to appear at grandparents event
  139. Pope Francis likens neglect of older people to ‘hidden euthanasia’
  140. Pope meets survivors of Lampedusa refugee tragedy
  141. Pope calls envoys to emergency summit on Islamic State
  142. Francis: Church must reach out a hand, not beat with a stick
  143. Pope to address European Parliament and visit Lourdes
  144. Most German bishops support Kasper’s Communion proposal
  145. Pope Francis tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize
  146. Calls for quicker annulments and welcome of gays
  147. Synod bishops consider care of children of gay couples
  148. Opposition grows to Synod Fathers' 'relatio' document
  149. Francis allows Porsche to rent Sistine Chapel for elite concert
  150. Francis hails 'great helmsman' Paul VI at beatification
  151. Francis' meeting with Vietnam's PM a 'step towards diplomatic relations'
  152. Middle East must keep its Christians, says Vatican
  153. Voice of Italian bishops’ conference criticises nun’s version of Madonna’s Like a Virgin
  154. Francis to visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  155. Vatican says Italian diocese facing investigation
  156. Scrap Halloween celebrations, says exorcist
  157. Pope: caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist
  158. Liverpudlian archbishop moved to top post in Vatican
  159. No word against communism as Francis marks fall of Berlin Wall
  160. Pope approves showers for rough sleepers in St Peter's Square
  161. Top award for Vatican astronomer and Tablet contributor
  162. Francis raffles off official gifts for charity, top prize a papal-white Fiat
  163. Francis says speculation on food commodities keeps the poor hungry
  164. Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism
  165. Faith leaders calmed tensions after Lee Rigby killing, says ambassador
  166. Pope blames Syria's arms suppliers for chemical weapons attacks
  167. Pope calls time on 'rigid' Swiss Guards chief
  168. Pope: I am too old to do anything other than be myself
  169. Prosecutor freezes accounts of two former heads of Vatican bank
  170. Women theologians are 'the strawberry on the cake', says Pope
  171. Francis backs Italy’s 2024 Olympic bid – 'though I might not see them'
  172. Pope tells Gypsies to contribute to the common good
  173. Pope: Stephen’s martyrdom strips Christmas of saccharine-sweetness
  174. Warnings of violence in Sri Lanka before Francis’ arrival
  175. Pope receives transgendered man at Vatican
  176. Chief organiser hopes synod will listen to ‘irregular’ families
  177. China tells Vatican not to interfere in its internal affairs
  178. Archbishops to receive pallium in their dioceses
  179. Vatican downplays warning of Islamic State attack
  180. Barbers to give homeless a haircut in St Peter's Square
  181. Child porn possession among Vatican crimes recorded last year
  182. Pope Francis 'truly sorry' for telling Catholics not to 'breed like rabbits'
  183. Abuse survivor says Pope is wrong on smacking
  184. Pope tells Greece’s bishops to counter nation’s pessimism
  185. Islamist plot to kill Francis uncovered during Philippines visit, say officials
  186. Official guidelines tell homilists to stick to the point
  187. Bertone 'victimised' for trying to push abuse reform
  188. Issue of ordaining married men 'is in Pope's diary'
  189. Michelangelo theft was 'an inside job'
  190. Pope Francis says he may be killed but 'let it not hurt'
  191. Ambassador denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  192. Italian bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana
  193. Cardinal meets refugees ‘living the sufferings of Christ’
  194. Francis highlights 'barbarous violence' against Christians
  195. Church must be an oasis of mercy, says Pope announcing Jubilee Year
  196. Increase in demand for exorcisms leads to training for lay and clergy