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Former personal secretary to the late Pontiff says that ‘it would be a crime to destroy’ the documents

When the Pope receives the French president at the Vatican today the conversation may be a little awkward

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has said that the Church is entering a new era

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill says dialogue with Catholics is now ‘essential’

‘I hope the political class will be persuaded to reflect,’ says Archbishop Leonard

Thousands of civilians take shelter in churches, but parishes struggling to cope

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

International community urged to help set up election body and investigate alleged crimes against humanity

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it

Bishops defend the Polish Church’s record on tackling abuse