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Pope Francis appoints new secretary of state
Archbishop Pietro Parolin's appointment as "deputy pope" ends era of a cleric widely associated with Vatileaks scandals.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2013 02:19 GMT
The Vatican: A Wholly Roman Empire?
With the Catholic Church at a crossroads, we examine the changes a new Pope from the global South could bring.
Last updated: 27 May 2013 06:16 GMT
The logic of democracy
Democracy never arrives at a resting place - it is always under revision, refinement and revaluation, write authors.
Last updated: 15 May 2013 13:38 GMT
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2008 14:28 GMT
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Rising tide of UK anti-immigrant sentiment
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
A glimpse into the universe's oldest galaxies
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
The photo controversy over indigenous people
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
'We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off'
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
The 'Jewish state bill' doesn't matter to us, Palestinians
South Sudan: A 'thankless kid'?
Why is Nigeria's Jonathan worried?
'One black, one white, separate and unequal'
Michael Brown was not a boy, he was a 'demon'
Does Uhuru Kenyatta know Kenya is burning?
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