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- A pair of Papal shoes stand in defiance of Paris authorities as Catholics demonstrate over climate change
- Pope in Africa: Francis launches year of mercy in peace mission to Central African Republic
- Former Irish priest loses Vatican defrocking appeal after being acquitted on child sex abuse charges
- Pope in Africa: Francis praises 'ecumenism of blood' of Anglican and Catholic martyrs in Uganda
- Pope in Africa: Francis' trip to Africa the most profound of messages to climate change conference in Paris Christopher Lamb in Nairobi
- Any peace plan for Syria must involve a secular society - and that means Assad is an option John Eibner
- Depriving Isis of a home is key to victory, but the West must avoid humiliating Muslims in defeat Clifford Longley
Hundreds of thousands of people in at least 150 countries around the world demanded action on climate change as the UN conference began in Paris this week
Pope Francis became the first pontiff in living memory to enter an active war-zone today where he made an impassioned appeal for peace and launched the year of mercy.
A former Irish priest who was tried and acquitted twice by Irish courts on child sex abuse charges has lost an appeal against his defrocking by the Catholic Church in Ireland
During his visit to Uganda Pope Francis this morning went to the shrine of the Anglican martyrs who he later described as witnesses to an “ecumenism of blood.”
Enthusiastic African singing and dancing combined with a military display complete with firing cannons greeted Pope Francis as he arrived in Uganda for the second leg of his African tour.
Young people should resist the temptations of corruption which affects all areas of life including the Vatican, Pope Francis said today.
After calling on world leaders to take action on climate change yesterday, Pope Francis turned his attention to some of the poorest people on the planet during a visit to a slum in Nairobi
Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya, gave his strongest speech yet on climate change in a bid to focus negotiators who will meet in Paris next week the UN Climate Change Conference
Pope Francis quotes progressive Swiss theologian and emphasises the importance of Vatican II in reaching out to the Muslim community in Kenya, as he speaks to faith leaders in Nairobi
The Catholic Church in Australia has stepped up its criticisms of proposed changes to Family Tax Benefits, with the leader of a church agency telling a Senate inquiry that the proposal would leave many families without an adequate standard of living or sufficient resources for parents to provide a decent living for their children