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  1. ­Ciao, ciao, bambino
  2. Wish he was here
  3. Speaking in tongues
  4. Letter from Rome
  5. Letter from Rome
  6. Letter from Rome
  7. ‘There is already a lot of confusion’
  8. Letter from Rome
  9. ‘Men and women like us’
  10. Witness to the world’s poor
  11. ‘If not now, under Francis, when?’
  12. Rome conference trains priests and laity in exorcisms
  13. Sanctity of life vital alongside fighting poverty, Pope tells UN
  14. Bishop calls for Church to listen to calls for Communion for divorcees
  15. Pope Francis to shun bullet-proof vehicle on Holy Land visit
  16. Francis calls for action on migrants as tensions rise in Italy and Libya
  17. Pope cancels appointments and visit to Marian shrine
  18. Pope to visit native Argentina in 2016, say local government officials
  19. Vatican bank watchdog reports progress but 'still a way to go'
  20. Priests’ lovers urge Francis to re-think mandatory celibacy
  21. Second UN panel condemns Vatican’s record on abuse
  22. Make economic migration easier, Pope urges governments
  23. Pope to visit mafia region that claimed lives of two three-year-olds
  24. Pope sacks whole board of Vatican bank watchdog
  25. Israeli and Palestinian presidents join Francis to pray for peace
  26. Italian nun triumphs in finals of television talent show The Voice
  27. Pope Francis cancels engagements for second day
  28. Retired justice and peace head named top-ranking cardinal
  29. Francis says he will retire ‘like Benedict’
  30. Pope Francis refuses to meet with migrants at Santa Maria Maggiore
  31. Vatican approves International Association of Exorcists
  32. Church in Italy considers godparent ban in order to weaken mafia ties
  33. Pope asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness in three-hour meeting
  34. Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican bank
  35. Francis: one in 50 clerics are paedophiles
  36. Sudanese Christian saved from death row meets Pope
  37. Pope Francis 'could invite Orthodox to help run the Church'
  38. Vatican calls for more sober, less worldly greeting at sign of peace
  39. Vatican decries couple’s alleged rejection of Down’s baby
  40. Pope lifts suspension of rebel D'Escoto Brockmann, 81
  41. Francis will travel to Tamil territory next year
  42. Parolin indicates reform might not be Synod's main focus
  43. Elderly Catholic nuns beheaded in shocking ‘vendetta’ attack in Africa
  44. Francis blesses Vatican cricket team
  45. Cardinals tasked with reform complete draft constitution
  46. Pope condemns violence committed in name of religion
  47. Pope's zucchetto set to fetch £70,000 on eBay
  48. Married couples will have major role in Synod on family, cardinal reveals
  49. Francis removes Paraguayan bishop
  50. Pope Emeritus to appear at grandparents event
  51. Pope Francis likens neglect of older people to ‘hidden euthanasia’
  52. Pope meets survivors of Lampedusa refugee tragedy
  53. Pope calls envoys to emergency summit on Islamic State
  54. Francis: Church must reach out a hand, not beat with a stick
  55. Pope to address European Parliament and visit Lourdes
  56. Most German bishops support Kasper’s Communion proposal
  57. Pope Francis tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize
  58. Calls for quicker annulments and welcome of gays
  59. Synod bishops consider care of children of gay couples
  60. Opposition grows to Synod Fathers' 'relatio' document
  61. Francis allows Porsche to rent Sistine Chapel for elite concert
  62. Francis hails 'great helmsman' Paul VI at beatification
  63. Francis' meeting with Vietnam's PM a 'step towards diplomatic relations'
  64. Middle East must keep its Christians, says Vatican
  65. Voice of Italian bishops’ conference criticises nun’s version of Madonna’s Like a Virgin
  66. Francis to visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  67. Vatican says Italian diocese facing investigation
  68. Scrap Halloween celebrations, says exorcist
  69. Pope: caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist
  70. Liverpudlian archbishop moved to top post in Vatican
  71. No word against communism as Francis marks fall of Berlin Wall
  72. Pope approves showers for rough sleepers in St Peter's Square
  73. Top award for Vatican astronomer and Tablet contributor
  74. Francis raffles off official gifts for charity, top prize a papal-white Fiat
  75. Francis says speculation on food commodities keeps the poor hungry
  76. Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism
  77. Faith leaders calmed tensions after Lee Rigby killing, says ambassador
  78. Pope blames Syria's arms suppliers for chemical weapons attacks
  79. Pope calls time on 'rigid' Swiss Guards chief
  80. Pope: I am too old to do anything other than be myself
  81. Prosecutor freezes accounts of two former heads of Vatican bank
  82. Women theologians are 'the strawberry on the cake', says Pope
  83. Francis backs Italy’s 2024 Olympic bid – 'though I might not see them'
  84. Pope tells Gypsies to contribute to the common good
  85. Pope: Stephen’s martyrdom strips Christmas of saccharine-sweetness
  86. Warnings of violence in Sri Lanka before Francis’ arrival
  87. Pope receives transgendered man at Vatican
  88. Chief organiser hopes synod will listen to ‘irregular’ families
  89. China tells Vatican not to interfere in its internal affairs
  90. Archbishops to receive pallium in their dioceses
  91. Vatican downplays warning of Islamic State attack
  92. Barbers to give homeless a haircut in St Peter's Square
  93. Child porn possession among Vatican crimes recorded last year
  94. Pope Francis 'truly sorry' for telling Catholics not to 'breed like rabbits'
  95. Abuse survivor says Pope is wrong on smacking
  96. Pope tells Greece’s bishops to counter nation’s pessimism
  97. Islamist plot to kill Francis uncovered during Philippines visit, say officials
  98. Official guidelines tell homilists to stick to the point
  99. Bertone 'victimised' for trying to push abuse reform
  100. Issue of ordaining married men 'is in Pope's diary'
  101. Michelangelo theft was 'an inside job'
  102. Pope Francis says he may be killed but 'let it not hurt'
  103. Ambassador denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  104. Italian bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana
  105. Cardinal meets refugees ‘living the sufferings of Christ’
  106. Francis highlights 'barbarous violence' against Christians
  107. Church must be an oasis of mercy, says Pope announcing Jubilee Year
  108. Increase in demand for exorcisms leads to training for lay and clergy
  109. 6,000 refugees rescued from Med in one weekend
  110. ‘I’m a bit old and ill,’ admits Pope Francis
  111. Pope to Caritas: you are witnesses to Christ, not just charity workers
  112. Trust lay people to live out their vocations, Pope tells Italian bishops
  113. Caritas consultant accused of embezzlement in migrants scandal
  114. Pope Francis to open hostel for homeless people near St Peter's
  115. Church urged to be more open in debate
  116. You are all the Pope’s men, Francis tells bickering bishops
  117. Priests’ lovers in heartfelt appeal to lift Church’s ‘wall of silence’
  118. Mass at papal residence for abuse victims
  119. Helping economic migrants ‘could curtail human trafficking’
  120. Prayers for Israel and Palestine, a region ‘aching for peace’
  121. Clean sweep of watchdog board
  122. Gypsies urged to come in from the margins to share in common good
  123. Francis will retire ‘as Benedict did, when the Lord sends a sign’
  124. Migrants throw down a challenge by squatting in basilica
  125. Summertime, and the living is a little bit easier - but still no holiday
  126. Hospital visit will highlight end-of-life controversy
  127. Francis says economy causes low birthrate
  128. ‘Don Mercedes’ banished to a life of penitence
  129. Legionaries prepare to move on
  130. New board takes over at the Vatican bank
  131. Pope seeks forgiveness of abuse victims at historic meeting
  132. Salute to Mafia man ‘perversion of religion’
  133. ‘One in 50 priests a paedophile’
  134. Row flares over care-home visit
  135. Francis ‘plotting a path to unity with the Orthodox Churches’
  136. Ibrahim’s faith ‘never wavered’ during ordeal
  137. Faithful told a handshake will suffice at Mass
  138. Parolin calls for increased peace effort
  139. Francis brings in elderly rebel from the cold
  140. Fresh hope for migrants
  141. Francis sends envoy to victims of Islamist terror in Iraq
  142. Protesters occupy square of papal Mass
  143. We are in the midst of a Third World War, says Pope
  144. Francis’ humility well received in ‘showy’ culture
  145. Father of ferry disaster victim baptised
  146. Drive to end slavery
  147. Parolin says family must be protected from dissolution
  148. Pressure mounts for discussion on reform
  149. ‘Religious leaders must cooperate to resolve conflicts’
  150. Francis celebrates weddings that reflect ‘modern matrimony’
  151. Lament over folly of war
  152. Hint of a thaw in relations with Beijing
  153. Terrorists ‘twist words of Qur’an’
  154. Annulment process under scrutiny
  155. Pope affirms dignity of the elderly
  156. Priest reveals toxic dump sites
  157. Buddhist demand to be state religion as date of papal visit approaches
  158. Vietnam PM at Vatican
  159. Francis praises ‘modernising’ Paul VI
  160. Pope insists Middle East ‘must keep its Christians’
  161. Gay marriage registration ‘illegitimate’
  162. Interfaith dialogue can undermine truth – Benedict XVI
  163. Pope calls for end to capital punishment
  164. Francis promotes Englishman to high Vatican office
  165. Abuse hearings streamlined to relieve increasing logjam at CDF
  166. Showers for homeless in St Peter’s Square
  167. Pope alarmed by attacks on immigrant centres
  168. African conservative to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship
  169. Church must ‘mother’ migrants
  170. Faith leaders ‘calmed tensions’ after Lee Rigby killing
  171. Pope directs: ‘Give the needy access to closed monasteries’
  172. Christians and Muslims build bridges
  173. Women theologians are ‘the strawberry on the cake’
  174. Doctors refuse to perform abortions
  175. Report on women Religious heals wounds
  176. Uncompromising Francis sets priorities
  177. Corruption leaves Franciscan Order close to financial ruin
  178. Francis goes to peripheries for new cardinals
  179. Francis urges reconciliation through pursuit of truth
  180. Choudary seizes on Pope’s words
  181. Vatican sends in coadjutor to help sort out infamous diocese
  182. Vatican downplays warnings of IS attack
  183. Baldisseri names priorities for October synod
  184. Church structures ‘fail to give women appropriate decision-making roles’
  185. C9 briefs consistory on reform
  186. Stick to the point when in the pulpit
  187. Family-life harmony key to church work for women
  188. Francis calls on Greek hierarchy to counter culture of pessimism
  189. Former Secretary of State claims he was victimised
  190. All-female Iranian delegation meets Pope at the Vatican
  191. Question of married priests to be reviewed
  192. Mobsters ‘are not Christians’, declares Pope
  193. Mennini denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  194. The Church ‘must reflect full equality of men and women’
  195. Michelangelo theft was ‘an inside job’
  196. Year of Mercy ‘is a message for the October Synod’
  197. Pope tells the young: ‘Don’t give up hope’
  198. Bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana in family controversy
  199. Francis extols today’s Christian martyrs at start of Holy Week
  200. Filoni on second visit to Iraq as envoy of Pope Francis
  201. Christians must be ‘the seeds of another humanity’
  202. Cantalamessa identifies the true martyrs of our day
  203. Jubilee will make mercy ‘foundation of Church’s life’
  204. Abuse commission members see O’Malley about Barros
  205. Increase in demand for exorcisms
  206. Church leaders seek ways to end deaths in Mediterranean
  207. Citizen rescue service saves 500 as weather aids traffickers
  208. ‘Let all eat from the one garden’, Pope tells ‘Feed the World’ Expo
  209. Pope to open archives on Argentina’s ‘disappeared’
  210. ‘Francis effect’ boosts aid charity
  211. ‘Ecumenism of blood’ unites Catholics and Copts
  212. Israel condemns Holy See’s decision to recognise Palestine
  213. Francis urges cloistered nuns to engage with the world
  214. Trust indispensable laity to fulfil their vocations, says Francis
  215. Caritas caught up in scandal of millions of ‘diverted’ euros
  216. Women’s groups challenge UN sustainable development goal
  217. Bank’s profits soar
  218. Prosecutors point finger at Paglia over sale of castle in Umbria
  219. Francis meets Kirchner for fifth time as Pope
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