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Pope Francis’ Unscripted Address to Youth Gathering of the Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela in Havana - Sunday 20th September

Homily of Pope Francis at Mass at Holguín, (Plaza de la Revolución) - Monday 21st September 2015

Homily at Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, Santiago - Tuesday 22nd September

homily given at the Mass to mark the formal launch of the project to complete the restoration of the church of St Augustine of Canterbury at Ramsgate, Kent, on 3 September. The homily was given by the Rector of the Shrine of St Augustine, Fr Marcus Holden

Letter from Pope Francis addressed to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Fr Ceirion Gilbert was a parish priest at Briton Ferry in Neath, director of youth services, chaplain to two secondary schools, secretary to the bishop’s council and in charge of the diocese’s online and social media presence. He is also a fluent Welsh speaker. He has now, however, announced he is to be received into the Church in Wales on 12 October and will continue ordained ministry in the Diocese of Llandaff.

A panel of survivors of clerical abuse will be set up to help put survivors’ voices at the heart of the work of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission.

This is the latest exchange in the row between the Work and Pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, and a group of prominent Catholics. Three weeks ago the group wrote an open letter to Mr Duncan Smith, a Catholic, criticising the Government's welfare reforms. In this week's Tablet he responds, saying the reforms were changing attitudes attitudes towards gaining employment and that saying the Government had already made "considerable improvements" to the Work Capability Assessment process. However in a new letter, printed below, the group takes issue with his argument.

In his encyclical on the care for the environment Pope Francis urges the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet.

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