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A new era for American Catholicism

As Paul Ryan stands down, a new generation of Catholics is thinking differently

Tom Evans met the Pope before the Pontiff’s weekly general audience

‘God surely was proud of your father,’ the Pope said

He prayed that sick people are cared for ‘with the unanimous support of family members, doctors and other medical professionals’

Holy Father makes appeal in introduction to new book

Actions spoke louder than words on Holy Thursday

The Pope also said that everyone should remember the date of their baptism

‘The penitent does not indulge in self-pity for the sin committed, and the priest does not blame him for the evil from which he repented,’ the Pope said

Those who misled the Pope ‘no doubt felt they were protecting the institution’, says Marie Collins

‘I ask forgiveness of all those I have offended,’ Pope says in letter to Chilean bishops