Vatican circus angers animal rights activists

The Pope’s almoner arranged for 2,100 homeless and poor people to go to the circus outside Rome last week, angering animal rights activists. One, Gaia Angelini said the “noble gesture” also involved the “exploitation of the weakest”.

Vatican paper: Trump’s remark was ‘offensive’

L’osservatore romano has described President Donald Trump’s reported remark about “s—hole countries” as “harsh and offensive”.

Christmas competition winners revealed

Congratulations to the winners of our Christmas competition: Miss J Kennedy, Michael Donnelly, CDC Armstrong and Michael Martin. They win a copy of Cardinal Nichols’ Hope in Action.

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