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A deal with China may involve cutting ties with a state Beijing sees as a rebel province

Benedict’s past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interest

The preparatory committee includes bishops who have entertained some distinctly radical ideas

The internet is changing the way people cross the Tiber

The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on ‘conscience’. Does his reasoning add up?

Cardinal Cupich called for a ‘paradigm shift’ in pastoral practice and said that the Pope recognised the need to ‘listen’ to abuse survivors

The new Education Secretary voted for same-sex marriage. But he could be the man who lifts restrictions on Catholic schools

It is not clear whether Pope Francis was aware of Lilianne Ploumen being made a Dame in the Order of St Gregory the Great

The philosopher, a former member of St John Paul II’s pro-life academy, said that accepting Fr Chiodi’s remarks would be a ‘betrayal’

Former US nuncio Archbishop Vigano joined the Kazakhstan bishops in an apparent response to Pope Francis