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Cardinal Bo said Kachin state had seen ‘villages bombed and burned, women raped, churches destroyed, villagers used as human minesweepers’

Cardinal Becciu compares Blessed Anna Kolesárová to St Maria Goretti

Some Kenyan priests left in order to marry

A further 12 nations where repression ‘engaged in or tolerated by the government is serious’

The Pope advocated silence ‘with people who seek only scandal, with those who look for division’

‘Right now,’ Archbishop Chaput said, ‘the bishops would have absolutely no credibility in addressing this topic’

‘We ask the Holy Spirit to fill him with wisdom and strength’

In a formal response Australia’s bishops and religious said the seal made children more safe, not less

Cardinal Salazar suggested Pope Francis was being attacked because of his focus on justice for the poor

Bishop Patrick McGrath said that he ‘erred in judgment’