The Holy See wants Britain to stay in the European Union because leaving “is not going to make a stronger Europe”, Vatican “foreign minister” Archbishop Paul Gallagher has said (video).
Blessed John Henry Newman could be canonised if the Vatican accepts a reported miracle in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Francis has urged participants in the World Economic Forum at Davos to ensure that the “fourth industrial revolution” does not “lead to the destruction of the human person”.
The Pope is “very interested” in resolving a dispute over the canonisation of Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Amfilohije has said.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on January 26.
Eli Rosenberg profiles a New York nun “with a talent for begging”.
And Emma Jane Kirby explains how a cross created in memory of drowned migrants reached the British Museum.
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