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Even as Pope Francis wins the applause of the world for giving Catholicism a friendlier face, critics have started to grumble. (21/07/2016)
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has warned that Australia faces a new political landscape where tactics replace policy, as the major parties struggle to survive against the rise of micro powers, The Catholic Leader reports. (15/07/2016)
Aged 27, John Pridmore had already carved out a name for himself as an enforcer in London's unforgiving East End. Then a man lay motionless on the ground, seemingly dead, writes Robert Hiini at The Catholic Weekly. (07/07/2016)
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Private audience with deacons –
What Pope Francis said Last Saturday Pope Francis received 35 representatives of the International Diaconate Centre in a private audience. Most of the deacons were from the northern hemisphere, but the group did include me and two African deacons. This translation of the Pope's speech is from Vatican Radio: (09/06/2016)
Pope Francis has exhorted priests not to see people who approach them for spiritual help merely as "cases" to be handled but to instead enter into the complications of people's lives, unafraid of being drawn in to unclear or messy situations. (03/06/2016)
ROME— For a long time, deacons have complained of being the "forgotten clergy" of the Catholic Church, usually overshadowed by bishops and priests, despite the fact that there are now around 45,000 permanent Catholic deacons worldwide. (01/06/2016)
Pope's Homily at Jubilee for Deacons
'Available in life, meek of heart and in constant dialogue with Jesus, you will not be afraid to be servants of Christ, and to encounter and caress the flesh of the Lord in the poor of our time …' (31/05/2016)
Deacons are called to be servants who set aside their own self-serving plans and are generous with their lives, Pope Francis said. (30/05/2016)
Christianity must be practised in a spirit of service. It is not a "colonial enterprise," Pope Francis says in an interview discussing European identity and current refugee issues. (18/05/2016)