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Cuban Church leaders have held a landmark meeting with President Raúl Castro to discuss the release of political prisoners. The Miami Herald weighs up the political risks of the talks.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec has called for a new abortion debate in Canada after his comments on the issue created a national controversy.

There have been 100 clerical abuse cases in Italy in the past 10 years, the country’s bishops have said.

A group of Italian women who say they are in relationships with priests have written an open letter to the Pope.

Catholics in Los Angeles have welcomed their new coadjutor Archbishop Jose Gomez at a Mass of Reception.

Canon lawyer Fr Thomas Doyle ponders the excommunication of Sister Margaret McBride, as does Nicholas Kristof.

Catriona Davies of CNN unpicks the diplomatic squabble between Albania and India over Mother Teresa.

David Goldman reacts to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s comments about the Church’s role in World War II.

Ann Carey profiles America’s most vibrant religious orders.

And Adele Malloy meets a new priest whose “second calling” is comedy.

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