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A roundup of commentary on the Lib Dem leader’s decision to step down

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spelt out the Holy See’s position in a letter to former heads of state

Officials and friends said that as the Holy Father he should carry on his mission until the end, his secretary has recalled

Bishop Hubertus Leteng of Ruteng is accused of embezzling $100,000 of Chuch funds for personal use

Archbishop Krajewski, who now sleeps in his office, said offering his flat ‘doesn’t cost me anything’

The Council of Cardinals pondered a ‘more systematic’ way to involve lay people in appointments, a Vatican spokesman said

A note in the bishop’s car indicated he had committed suicide, but investigators later found signs of torture on his body

The Catholic chaplain to Parliament also said he was ‘alarmed’ by the circumstances of Farron’s resignation

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‘I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader’