The Vatican Secretary of State asked them to “dispel the shadows of polarisation and divisiveness” at a centenary Mass

It also includes an appendix of prayers ‘against the powers of darkness’ that anyone can pray

The bishops said such issues are best handled with care and compassion at the local level

The cardinal said Europe should play a role in ‘shaping globalisation’

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The bishops have said that the use of pornography is a mortal sin

Francis will also visit Philadelphia and New York during his September trip to the US

Joint declaration affirms ‘common commitment to peaceful coexistence and mutual respect’

Cardinal O’Malley criticises ‘unique secrecy’ around insurers’ coverage of abortion