The Pope called for heartfelt prayers for peace in the Holy Land at yesterday’s Angelus (full video).
Francis has discussed clerical abuse, the mafia and parental responsibility in a new conversation with La Repubblica co-founder Eugenio Scalfari (Fr Lombardi statement, original text).
A Pakistani court has granted bail to the man suspected of assassinating Catholic government minister Shahbaz Bhatti.
Cardinal George Pell says he isn’t seeking to impose “Anglo-Saxon standards” on the Vatican’s finances.
Isabella Burton hails Pope Francis’s “radical environmentalism“.
Brian Stiller of the World Evangelical Alliance describes his three-hour conversation with the “vibrant” Francis.
And a tiny Catholic museum containing a papal snuff box has been named an American city’s best tourist attraction by TripAdvisor (museum website).
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