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Pope Francis has  established a new Secretariat for Communications (CNS)

Pope Francis said that the Holy See would respond more effectively to the needs of the Church

Archbishops Anthony Fisher of Sydney and Blase Cupich of Chicago, centre, exchange the sign of peace during  Mass (CNS)

46 new archbishops representing 34 different countries concelebrated Mass with Francis in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St Peter's Basilica today (CNS)

Pope Francis has called on archbishops to be brave witnesses for the Church during Mass for Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, presented the document at a press conference today (PA)

The Vatican has released the instrumentum laboris for October’s synod

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

In Laudato Si’ Francis calls for humanity to rethink what progress actually means

Cardinal Vincent Nichols talks with Pope Francis at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops last year (CNS)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle among those who will attend October’s synod on the family

Jozef Wesolowski (CNS)

Jozef Wesolowski accused of carrying out ‘a number of offences’ in the Dominican Republic

Pope Francis exchanges his zucchetto with one given by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square. Below, Ukrainians attend the general audience (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says the family has always been the ‘closest’ hospital

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae in April (CNS)

Pope Francis reminded the faithful that Jesus ‘died out of obedience’

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have a responsibility to seek the good and reject the vulgar, says Francis