Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi “is going to retire by the end of December”, reports Robert Mickens.
A Spanish artist has claimed that his new work features consecrated Hosts taken from churches.
The US military is facing a “desperate” shortage of Catholic chaplains, Archbishop Timothy Broglio has said.
Former Christians who join ISIS “the fiercest of all the fighters”, a terrorism expert has said.
And Samuel Gregg hails the emergence of an “increasingly self-confident Catholicism” in France.
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