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