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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. Rome conference trains priests and laity in exorcisms
  92. Sanctity of life vital alongside fighting poverty, Pope tells UN
  93. Bishop calls for Church to listen to calls for Communion for divorcees
  94. Pope Francis to shun bullet-proof vehicle on Holy Land visit
  95. Francis calls for action on migrants as tensions rise in Italy and Libya
  96. Pope cancels appointments and visit to Marian shrine
  97. Pope to visit native Argentina in 2016, say local government officials
  98. Vatican bank watchdog reports progress but 'still a way to go'
  99. Priests’ lovers urge Francis to re-think mandatory celibacy
  100. Second UN panel condemns Vatican’s record on abuse
  101. Make economic migration easier, Pope urges governments
  102. Pope to visit mafia region that claimed lives of two three-year-olds
  103. Pope sacks whole board of Vatican bank watchdog
  104. Israeli and Palestinian presidents join Francis to pray for peace
  105. Italian nun triumphs in finals of television talent show The Voice
  106. Pope Francis cancels engagements for second day
  107. Retired justice and peace head named top-ranking cardinal
  108. Francis says he will retire ‘like Benedict’
  109. Pope Francis refuses to meet with migrants at Santa Maria Maggiore
  110. Vatican approves International Association of Exorcists
  111. Church in Italy considers godparent ban in order to weaken mafia ties
  112. Pope asks sex abuse victims for forgiveness in three-hour meeting
  113. Pope Francis appoints new head of Vatican bank
  114. Francis: one in 50 clerics are paedophiles
  115. Sudanese Christian saved from death row meets Pope
  116. Pope Francis 'could invite Orthodox to help run the Church'
  117. Vatican calls for more sober, less worldly greeting at sign of peace
  118. Vatican decries couple’s alleged rejection of Down’s baby
  119. Pope lifts suspension of rebel D'Escoto Brockmann, 81
  120. Francis will travel to Tamil territory next year
  121. Parolin indicates reform might not be Synod's main focus
  122. Elderly Catholic nuns beheaded in shocking ‘vendetta’ attack in Africa
  123. Francis blesses Vatican cricket team
  124. Cardinals tasked with reform complete draft constitution
  125. Pope condemns violence committed in name of religion
  126. Pope's zucchetto set to fetch £70,000 on eBay
  127. Married couples will have major role in Synod on family, cardinal reveals
  128. Francis removes Paraguayan bishop
  129. Pope Emeritus to appear at grandparents event
  130. Pope Francis likens neglect of older people to ‘hidden euthanasia’
  131. Pope meets survivors of Lampedusa refugee tragedy
  132. Pope calls envoys to emergency summit on Islamic State
  133. Francis: Church must reach out a hand, not beat with a stick
  134. Pope to address European Parliament and visit Lourdes
  135. Most German bishops support Kasper’s Communion proposal
  136. Pope Francis tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize
  137. Calls for quicker annulments and welcome of gays
  138. Synod bishops consider care of children of gay couples
  139. Opposition grows to Synod Fathers' 'relatio' document
  140. Francis allows Porsche to rent Sistine Chapel for elite concert
  141. Francis hails 'great helmsman' Paul VI at beatification
  142. Francis' meeting with Vietnam's PM a 'step towards diplomatic relations'
  143. Middle East must keep its Christians, says Vatican
  144. Voice of Italian bishops’ conference criticises nun’s version of Madonna’s Like a Virgin
  145. Francis to visit Istanbul's Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  146. Vatican says Italian diocese facing investigation
  147. Scrap Halloween celebrations, says exorcist
  148. Pope: caring about the poor doesn't make me a communist
  149. Liverpudlian archbishop moved to top post in Vatican
  150. No word against communism as Francis marks fall of Berlin Wall
  151. Pope approves showers for rough sleepers in St Peter's Square
  152. Top award for Vatican astronomer and Tablet contributor
  153. Francis raffles off official gifts for charity, top prize a papal-white Fiat
  154. Francis says speculation on food commodities keeps the poor hungry
  155. Plea for Catholics to embrace children with autism
  156. Faith leaders calmed tensions after Lee Rigby killing, says ambassador
  157. Pope blames Syria's arms suppliers for chemical weapons attacks
  158. Pope calls time on 'rigid' Swiss Guards chief
  159. Pope: I am too old to do anything other than be myself
  160. Prosecutor freezes accounts of two former heads of Vatican bank
  161. Women theologians are 'the strawberry on the cake', says Pope
  162. Francis backs Italy’s 2024 Olympic bid – 'though I might not see them'
  163. Pope tells Gypsies to contribute to the common good
  164. Pope: Stephen’s martyrdom strips Christmas of saccharine-sweetness
  165. Warnings of violence in Sri Lanka before Francis’ arrival
  166. Pope receives transgendered man at Vatican
  167. Chief organiser hopes synod will listen to ‘irregular’ families
  168. China tells Vatican not to interfere in its internal affairs
  169. Archbishops to receive pallium in their dioceses
  170. Vatican downplays warning of Islamic State attack
  171. Barbers to give homeless a haircut in St Peter's Square
  172. Child porn possession among Vatican crimes recorded last year
  173. Pope Francis 'truly sorry' for telling Catholics not to 'breed like rabbits'
  174. Abuse survivor says Pope is wrong on smacking
  175. Pope tells Greece’s bishops to counter nation’s pessimism
  176. Islamist plot to kill Francis uncovered during Philippines visit, say officials
  177. Official guidelines tell homilists to stick to the point
  178. Bertone 'victimised' for trying to push abuse reform
  179. Issue of ordaining married men 'is in Pope's diary'
  180. Michelangelo theft was 'an inside job'
  181. Pope Francis says he may be killed but 'let it not hurt'
  182. Ambassador denies hearing Aldo Moro’s last confession
  183. Italian bishops defend Dolce and Gabbana