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Vatican advises Archbishop of Liverpool not to allow ordination service at Catholic cathedral

US and British diplomats feared that the Pope’s criticism of German and Russian war crimes could threaten a fragile alliance

Representatives include founder of Neocatechumenal Way and Opus Dei vicar general

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Patrick Ward joins a Catholic theatre company exploring morality through role play at a young offenders’ institute

Iraqi archbishops divided over whether the motive of kidnap and murder was primarily religious

St William of Perth (May 23) had taken in an abandoned child and taught him the arts of bakery

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12

But 1960s generation of priests lacked ‘careful preparation for a celibate life’, according to long-awaited John Jay report