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Pope Francis arrives in Egypt with message of peace

The Pope is visiting the country only weeks after twin suicide attacks on Coptic churches

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt with message of peace

The Pope is visiting the country only weeks after twin suicide attacks on Coptic churches

Philippine bishop backs case against Duterte in international court

A case filed at the Hague accuses President Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials of crimes against humanity

Cardinal Dolan slams Democrat pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

The cardinal said the policy was ‘disturbing’ and ‘intolerant’

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Do not ‘clericalise’ lay people, Pope urges Church

During a meeting with members of Catholic Action yesterday the Pope said there was a temptation to impose vocations on lay people

Zambia’s bishops: our country is becoming a dictatorship in all but name

Zambians live in fear because of police brutality, the bishops say

French cardinal: this election has been our worst ever

Cardinal Barbarin said it feels like democracy has ‘gone mad’ in France and that voters seem ‘totally lost’

St Padre Pio relics to tour the United States

The relics will be displayed in 12 locations, including in California, Nebraska and New York

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Ousted Knights of Malta leader returns to Rome to vote in election

The Pope’s delegate had earlier asked Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master, to stay away from the ballot

Why be afraid when God is always showing the way, asks Pope

Christians should always live in hope, Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience

Order of Malta asked to elect temporary leader

The request was sent by the order’s leadership in an email

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For Coleridge, prayer was vital to the poetic vocation

The great Romantic writer believed that poems should be consonant with Scripture and Christian tradition

When being ‘offensive’ becomes the worst crime, the biggest offender is God

Once you abandon belief in rationality, all you are left with is force and violence

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Analysis: why are emotions running high in the Order of Malta election?

The reformist German party want sweeping changes. But can they win over the voters?

Egypt’s long Good Friday

The Pope is taking a risk by visiting Egypt, but he is going to the right place at the right time

Rod Dreher: why Christians need to embrace the ‘Benedict Option’

Dreher says Christians in America have to accept they will soon be part of a tiny, embattled minority

Stormzy: The grime king who is ‘blinded by grace’

Some Catholics may feel uneasy about contemporary music, but Stormzy’s lyrics draw deeply on his faith

A reminder that prayer works miracles

‘The Harbour Within’ tells us that Jesus takes care of everything

How a film about the Armenian Genocide faced a Turkish backlash

The Promise has been denigrated online and even seen a rival film produced to counter it

A day off for St George is a very good idea

Days off for Christian feasts and other religious festivals would be more appropriate than our current bank holidays

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The Cardinal Müller Report is a must-read for Catholics weary of turbulence in the Church

The cardinal speaks with clarity and firmness. Reading his new book-length interview gave me renewed hope in the Church’s mission

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