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Pope Francis has limited options by not accepting Bishop Barros’s resignation earlier

The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

The wedding on a plane raises some awkward questions

The episode gives us insight into how Pope Francis approaches the sacraments. He does not dispute doctrine, but offers a differing approach

St Francis Xavier’s arm is touring Canada

As it is carried across Canada this month, I hope the relic of St Francis Xavier might inspire a new missionary zeal

Too many things of note haven’t got the attention they deserved, or remain mysterious. Here’s a rundown

Lyrical and creative, Spe Salvi is the work of a brilliant mind

We need to insist that the Church was not born anew in the 1960s