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Archbishop Gänswein denies rumours Benedict XVI close to death

The former Pope's personal secretary said the rumours were 'false and wrong'

Pope Francis: answering questions is a key part of my job

‘I want a church that knows how to enter into people’s conversations, that knows how to dialogue,’ he said

Archbishop Gänswein denies rumours Benedict XVI close to death

The former Pope’s personal secretary said the rumours were ‘false and wrong’

Kidnapped Italian priest Fr Maurizio Pallù freed

Fr Pallù was kidnapped last weekend in Nigeria

Philippine president declares Marawi ‘liberated’ from Islamists

The terrorists now occupy just five acres of territory

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/17

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‘Crucify ‘No’ voters’: Churches attacked in Australian same-sex marriage vote

Churches in Melbourne were defaced with phrases including ‘bash bigots’

VIDEO: More than 1,000 Catholics join Rosary Crusade through London

The procession took place the day after the centenary of the Miracle of the Sun

Archbishop Scicluna condemns murder of Maltese journalist

Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb on Monday

English bishop: you cannot be Catholic and support abortion

Bishop Michael Campbell said it was a ‘foundational issue’ for the faith and there is ‘no getting around it’

Population control is a ‘false solution’ to world hunger, Pope tells UN

Instead, he said countries should cooperate based on love, fraternity and solidarity

Callista Gingrich confirmed as US ambassador to the Holy See

She was nominated by President Trump in May

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/10/17

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The Church of England may be in decline, but it’s got at least one thing right

The Anglicans have detailed statistics on what they’re up against. Maybe Catholics should do the same

The closure of Himmerod symbolises religious decline across Europe

But there may yet be cause for hope

The teen who dedicated his life to eucharistic miracles

Carlo Acutis inspired an exhibition of eucharistic miracles from around the world

The Pope’s remarks on capital punishment need to be clarified

No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

The urgent message of Fatima’s Third Secret

Even if the imagery is not to be taken literally, we should never ignore the call to repentance

The brilliance of the Fatima Prayer

The prayer reminds us of the reality of hell and the need for humility

Without a shared religious narrative, our society is done for

The future is one of social fragmentation where communities wall themselves off from one another

Fatima was the most important Marian event for 1,500 years

For the past century, the path of the Church has been linked explicitly to the Fatima apparitions

Climate of fear: the new crackdown on Catholic theologians

Scholars and clerics fear being punished for speaking out over Amoris Laetitia

How the Miracle of the Sun dazzled the sceptics

100 years ago unbelievers flocked to Fatima, hoping to see the Church humiliated. They were in for disappointment

Luther would be horrified by the world he forged

The brilliant German monk never intended to start his own Church

Without the Catechism, I might never have become Catholic

The Catechism, published 25 years ago today, is no dry-as-dust manual – as I discovered when wrestling with its contents