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- Pope in Africa: Corruption is present in all parts of life 'including the Vatican', Francis tells young people
- Pope praises “ecumenism of blood” of Anglican and Catholic martyrs in Uganda
- Francis arrives in Uganda calling for transparent governance
- Pope in Africa: Francis goes to the slums and denounces faceless elites who exclude the poor
- 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
Pope Francis used an address in St Peter's square yesterday to attack his critics of financial reform in a rare move aimed at encountering the sea of opposition to his reforms of the Catholic Church
Australia's Attorney-General has accused those who ridiculed former Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the basis of his Catholic beliefs of 'bigotry at its most shameful'
A Dutch homeless man meets the Pope in the Vatican and his interview is being distributed by the International Network of Street Papers - it will be published in The Big Issue today
Pope Francis named Jozef De Kesel as the new Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and also announced a new Archbishop of Barcelona, one of the most important sees in Spain
The gay priest sacked by the Vatican last month said that there are many gay priests in the Catholic church and they 'must hate themselves'
A £1.2 million donation to Cambridge University will be used to expand post-graduate study of the New Testament
The vast majority of Christians who have fled persecution and hardship in the Middle East do not plan to return adding to the fear that Christianity could disappear from the region, a new study has found
A French Catholic charity says it will take legal action to secure decent housing for 6,000 refugees stranded in the makeshift camp in Calais known as the 'New Jungle'
Pope Francis has urged a group of international police commissioners and Catholic bishops, the Santa Marta Group, to do more to help victims of human trafficking as they met in Spain
Pope Francis will spend 33 hours in the war-torn country when he visits Catholics and Muslims in Africa for the first time later in November