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Vatican abuse commission vows to continue despite Marie Collins resignation

Commission members expressed support for the abuse survivor who resigned earlier this month

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A detail from Adoration of the Magi, during " (Adorazione dei Magi) representing a nativity scene by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci,

Leonardo masterpiece back on display following restoration

Da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi has returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery

Tudor mansion offers audio experience of Mass as Henry VIII would have heard it

The Vyne is broadcasting a reconstruction of a 16th-century Mass

Government may force universities to uphold free speech

Campaigners gave a cautious welcome to the news, but said it would not solve the problem of campus censorship, which has affected pro-life societies

Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at Monza Park near Milan

Pope asks children to promise Jesus they will never be bullies

The Pope ended his day-long visit to Milan by speaking at an annual encounter for young people preparing for confirmation

US President Donald Trump speaking at the White House

Working on Trump’s border wall would be treason, Mexican Church tells companies

‘Any Mexican company that intends to invest in the fanatic Trump wall would be immoral,’ the Archdiocese of Mexico has said

Vatican abuse commission vows to continue despite Marie Collins resignation

Commission members expressed support for the abuse survivor who resigned earlier this month

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Spread hope, preach Christ and don’t worry about numbers, says Pope

Francis makes day-long trip to Milan

Pope urges EU leaders to ‘blaze the path of a new European humanism’

Francis addresses 27 leaders on eve of Treaty of Rome anniversary

How an Ignatian retreat can change your brain

Researchers in America found that Ignatian spiritual exercises affected the brain’s ‘feel-good’ systems

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Obituary: David Braine, leading Catholic philosopher who battled disability

The philosopher was renowned for his vast tomes and his eccentricities

Analysis: Did Pope Francis just condemn Communion for the remarried?

The Pope’s statements have the internet abuzz – but their importance has been exaggerated

Westminster has seen worse. Now it must show persecuted Christians that terror won’t win

London had a glimpse of the hateful ideology that Christians in Iraq and Syria know all too well

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‘The Pope said I could be re-elected’: an interview with Fra’ Matthew Festing

The former leader of the Knights of Malta speaks out for the first time since the Pope asked for his resignation

Scotland’s messianic age

For some lapsed Catholics, nationalism fills a void where spirituality once dwelt

Taylor Swift’s psalms show me how to love God

The singer’s best pop lyrics capture the highs and lows of the spiritual life

The multi-millionaire pizza magnate who decided to give his life to the Church

An interview with Tom Monaghan’s biographer

African Catholics reject Communion for the remarried. We could learn a lot from them

African thought can show the West how to put aside individualism

‘The Pope said I could be re-elected’: an interview with Fra’ Matthew Festing

The former leader of the Knights of Malta speaks out for the first time since the Pope asked for his resignation

‘Samantha sealed my bond with God’: speaking to parents of children with Down’s syndrome

Down’s syndrome is an awkward subject for the West. But we should attend to people’s experiences

A lovely gift idea for Lent

The Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows is a wonderful read for those trying to embrace the Lenten season

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