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Pope Francis has astonished many during his papacy

Pope Francis knows that clerical dress matters

Pope Francis has limited options by not accepting Bishop Barros’s resignation earlier

The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

The wedding on a plane raises some awkward questions

St Francis Xavier’s arm is touring Canada

Lyrical and creative, Spe Salvi is the work of a brilliant mind

We need to insist that the Church was not born anew in the 1960s

100 years on, the Russian Orthodox Church still hasn’t overcome brutal state atheism