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The Pope will visit  Italy on the annual day for Christian-Jewish dialogue (CNS)

Pope to visit Rome’s Jewish community

Pope Francis will be the third pope to visit Rome’s synagogue

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he exits the Baptistry in Florence (AP)

‘I want a happy Church with the face of a mother, who understands, accompanies, caresses,’ Holy Father tells Italian Catholics

An injured Pakistani injured child attending the funeral of his grandfather who died in the earthquake (AP)

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake has left at least 380 dead

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising, president of the German bishops' conference, shakes hands with Bishop Lucas Van Looy of Ghent, Belgium, as they leave a session of the Synod of Bishop (Photo: CNS)

If the whole Church embraced the synod process it would mark the ‘end of judging’, says Bishop of Ghent

The Pope said reading the signs of the times isn't a skill exclusive to "a cultural elite" (CNS)

God’s gift of freedom means people must not be afraid to use it, the Pope said

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that the synod was not about ‘making doctrine’

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience (AP)

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for the intercession of ‘the pope of the family’, St John Paul II

Pope Francis said when he was four he used to go food shopping with his mother (Photo: AP)

The Vatican described the report on an Italian website as ‘seriously irresponsible’

A tapestry showing Louis and Zelie Martin, at the canonisation (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

First canonisation of a married couple takes place in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Pope Francis at the meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops (AP)

Pontiff makes major address on 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops