Brazilian police have apologised for firing rubber bullets at protesters from inside a historic church.
Women working at the Vatican have launched an association.
A cloistered Indian nun has earned a doctorate in aerospace engineering.
Paul Inwood comments on a bishop who has “effectively banned Communion from the chalice in his diocese”.
And the Vatican has revealed the image on this year’s papal Christmas card.
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