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ROME — As the countdown builds toward a major document in which Pope Francis is expected to address the controversial issue of Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, the pontiff has invited a group of divorced and remarried believers to a private audience. (09/02/2016)
Pope Francis proved to be a dependable newsmaker—again—throughout 2015. But Francis' travels wasn't the only big church news which kept both the secular and religious press busy this year. Here is a rundown of the top stories in 2015 (and please feel free to let us know what you think we missed in the comments section!): (28/12/2015)
Pope Francis has launched his yearlong push for a global Catholic church of mercy and forgiveness, starting the Jubilee year focused on the subject by opening the holy door at St. Peter's Basilica and calling for a church that always puts mercy before judgment. (08/12/2015)
A brief description of the Holy Year of Mercy inaugurated by Pope Frances on 8 December 2015. (08/12/2015)
Sir Alec Guinness is one of the most recognizable actors of the 20th century. While he appeared in lots of films over the years and won many awards, he is best known as having played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. (06/12/2015)
For anyone suffering loss, here is a work that will at once quicken and console, disturb and heal
The Gift of Grief
By Andrew Stringfellow
Redemptorist, £7 One evening in 2014, I stepped out of the bus, looked to see if the road was clear for me to cross – and cried. Without realising, it was the first time that I had taken that particular bus at that particular time since I left school and, unthinkingly, I had looked for my father, with whom I often travelled. (03/12/2015)
The Pope has written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella (01/12/2015)