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The Christian road map for life's journey is to keep Jesus in one's heart, one's eyes on heaven and one's feet on the ground, spreading the Gospel, Pope Francis said during a morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae...


As his vicar for the Diocese of Rome, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Angelo De Donatis, an auxiliary bishop and well-known spiritual director, who led Pope Francis' first Lenten retreat as pope...


At least 23 Coptic Christians have been killed in Egypt and at least 25 injured after gunmen attacked a bus on a trip to a monastery in the Minya province, Egypt state media has reported...


Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China, has been described as a 'kind, friendly, wise and open-minded man'...

 


Cardinal-designate Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, said his appointment isn't a job promotion but a call to be more like Jesus, who came to serve the poor and marginalised...


The Catholic church in Sweden has played a very impoirtant role in integrating refugees into society which is close to Pope Francis' heart but 'it was still a real surprise that the Holy Father has chosen me', Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius of Stockholm admits in first interview since the announcement of his historic appointment...


The Church of England’s multibillion-pound investment fund made “stellar” returns of more than 17 per cent on investments last year, its strongest performance in more than three decades and more than double its 2015 returns...


A documentary featuring the pope, 'Pope Francis - A Man of His Word,' is to be released in the cinemas following its purchase last week and a dramatisation of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, starring American actor Harvey Keitel, was announced on 18 May by Arclight Pictures, at the Cannes Film Festival in France...

 


A former British soldier turned priest, who risked his life to rebuild the Church’s presence in Algeria, was ordained the new Bishop of Laghouat in a ceremony at Worth Abbey, East Sussex, last Saturday.


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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, one of the few bishops worldwide who has been on a pilgrimage to the Marian site of Medjugorje in Bosnia, has said the value of the site should be measured by its “fruits”, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


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