Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has rejected new accusations of overspending.
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has said he hopes to visit Ukraine.
Helen Grady investigates the state of the Austrian Catholic Church (audio).
Andrea Tornielli considers what two sensational new books really reveal about the Vatican.
And the Diocese of Mendi in Papua New Guinea has become the first to open its holy door for the Year of Mercy.
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