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More than a million young Catholics from across the globe gathered in Poland on Tuesday under clouds. The sky was overcast, it was raining and they could hear thunder as they gathering in Krakow’s Blonia Park for the beginning of World Youth Day....


More than 200,000 pilgrims from 187 countries were told to communicate in the language of the Gospel this week as World Youth Day began with an opening mass celebrated by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow yesterday who urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a 'message of divine mercy' worldwide during World Youth Day...


The nun who managed to escape the clutches of the Islamist terrorist who murdered Father Jacques Hamel as he celebrated Mass at the parish church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday morning has spoken out about the horror she witnessed before managing to escape...


Recent surge in numbers of Jesuit priests in America attributed to the ‘Pope Francis effect’.


Polish police have raised the official security threat level at World Youth Day in Krakow, after an Iraqi man was arrested with traces of explosives. However, a police spokesman said the category of alpha, or high, was not linked to any concrete threat, adding that security arrangements were proceeding smoothly for the expected arrival of 2 million young people in the southern city...


Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined with Muslim leaders in Europe to condemn the murder of a priest in France this morning. In a joint statement the Cardinal said their thoughts and prayers were with the victims of all those affected by the 'murderous assault' at the Church of Saint-Etienne–du-Rouvray in a suburb of Rouen in France...


Two Congolese athletes granted official refugee status in Brazil with the help of Caritas Rio de Janeiro are to make history as part of the first refugee team to compete in an Olympic Games.


Two armed men who took six people hostage including a priest and two nuns in a church in northern France have been shot dead, a police source has said, and early reports say that the priest has been killed...


Pilgrims will be subjected to random stop and searches, including personal luggage at all major events put on for World Youth Day in Krakow after a weekend of terrorist atrocities in Germany, which shares a border with Poland...


Pope Francis has once again called for prayer for goodness and fraternity after the 'terrible acts of violence' over the weekend in Munich, Ansbach and Reutlingen, in Germany, and Kabul, in Afghanistan over the weekend that saw the deaths of at least 90 people and injuries to several hundred more...


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