Bishop Erwin Kräutler has described the Amazon fires as a “true apocalypse”.
The Pope has ordered officials to tackle the Vatican’s soaring budget deficit (Shawn Carter).
A priest captured by Islamists in the Philippines has revealed that he was forced to make bombs under threat of torture.
The Economist argues that Africa is “difficult terrain for a liberal pontiff”.
Michael Kelly says that for “the first time in more than 40 years, Ireland will not have a vote in a papal conclave”.
Sandro Magister deplores the “amazingly sloppy composition” of recent Vatican texts.
And Ian Thomson meets the “boyish” composer Arvo Pärt.
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