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The meeting came a week after Pope Francis’s communications chief was forced to resign over the so-called Lettergate scandal

The Pope spoke to the mother of Marielle Franco, whose murder has sparked mass protests in Brazil

Bishop Jose Ronaldo and four priests were arrested for diverting donations and party funds worth about $600,000

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who unveiled the plans, has frequently condemned modern churches as ugly and inhospitable to prayer

Bishops should ‘abandon the temptation to become princes,’ he said

In the hidden passage, Benedict declined to write about Pope Francis’s theology

Sr Catherine Rose Holzman’s order is involved in a dispute over the sale of their convent

The ban, supported by trade unions and conservatives, gives many workers more time to spend with their families

The cardinal headed the German Church for 20 years

The Pope will visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as they celebrate their 100th anniversaries