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Good Friday is to become a public holiday in Cuba for the first time since 1959

The dissidents had appealed for a meeting with Benedict XVI

Fr Robert Mercer’s stand against apartheid was dramatised in a pop musical in South Africa

Student union at UCL backs down on the advice of lawyers

Benedict XVI acknowledges the daring and self-sacrifice of Cubans struggling for freedom

Christians in Syria are fleeing ‘ongoing ethnic cleansing’, according to Fides

Election of traditionalist priest announced today

Up to 10,000 Catholics attended Flame Youth Congress on Saturday

Benedict XVI tells congregation that ‘human strategies will not suffice to save us’