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Whether the issue is abuse or administration, Francis readily exercises his supreme authority over bishops

Lu Zhengxiang went from the height of the Chinese government to a monastic cell in Belgium

Cardinal DiNardo announced that the Holy See had insisted that the bishops not vote on their own proposals for dealing with the abuse crisis

Its Catholic population may be small, but Finland sees itself as a model of ecumenism

Ushaw College has been resurrected as a residential research centre

The bishops are holding their first formal meeting since the summer’s scandal began

The reaction to the Pittsburgh shooting shows the strong ties between the two communities

Fr Robert Taft was a rare figure in Rome who spoke up for persecuted Ukrainian Catholics

Campaigns against fake news and gossip have in the past been used to silent dissent