Russia’s intervention in Syria is a “defence of the fatherland”, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has said.
Edward Pentin says there are only three “absolute certainties” for Pope Francis in 2016.
Ann Carey argues that the outlook for US women religious is “not as rosy as one might assume from reading the popular press”.
And the Super Martyrio blog asks if Blessed Oscar Romero will be canonised this year.
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