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01 August 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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This Has been a torrid summer for Pope Francis when it comes to sexual abuse.

25 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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IN THIS, THE fiftieth anniversary year of the publication of Humanae Vitae, Pope Francis set up a low-key commission to study material in the Vatican’s secret archives in order to clarify how Pope Paul VI’s encyclical came to be written.

18 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Minister ignores long-standing advice against lobbying the Holy See over the Church's ban on contraception.

11 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Pope Francis is sending Archbishop Balestrero from Colombia to conflict-ridden Democratic Republic of Congo to “settle the affairs” of the apostolic nunciature in the country. It was an unusual announcement.

04 July 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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Désiré Tsarahazana, Archbishop of Toamasina, a was greeted by ecstatic Madagascans after receiving his cardinal's red hat from Pope Francis.

27 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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IN 1998 THE then Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna, Hans Hermann Groër, retired to a life of seclusion in a Benedictine monastery after allegations resurfaced that he had sexually molested young boys.

21 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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PHOTOS OF POPE Francis meeting Donald Trump in May last year show a stony-faced Pope beside a grinning president.

13 June 2018

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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi issued a pithy response to the announcement by Matteo Salvini that he was blocking Italy’s ports to a migrant boat containing 629 people, including 7 pregnant women and 11 babies.

06 June 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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A Church that “walks together”, to borrow one of Pope Francis’ favourite phrases, is one that stays together.

30 May 2018 | by Christopher Lamb

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AS THE DUST settles on Ireland’s abortion referendum, consider this extraordinary irony.

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