Metropolitan archbishops will now receive the pallium in their dioceses, rather than in Rome, Pope Francis has ruled.
India’s Catholic bishops have issued a pastoral letter deploring a rise “religious nationalism”.
Catholic bishops in Niger have underlined their “friendship and brotherhood” with Muslims following a wave of anti-Christian violence.
Middle Eastern patriarchs have urged the international community “to seriously exert effort” to allow Christian refugees to return to their homes.
David Knowles says Francis presents a headache for a trio of Catholic US presidential hopefuls.
Austen Ivereigh argues that the Pope’s critique of capitalism falls “squarely within the Church’s tradition of social teaching”.
And Francis helped a juggler with his act at yesterday’s general audience (video at 1:30).
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