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Pope Francis celebrates Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Pope Francis lies prostrate in St Peter's Basilica during the liturgy (AP)

During the liturgy he lay prostrate before the altar of St Peter’s Basilica

Pope washes young offenders’ feet at Holy Thursday Mass

Pope Francis washes the foot of a young offender during last year's Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison (CNS) Below: A video of last year's ceremony (RomeReports)

He urges young prisoners in Rome to ‘help each other’

Symbols adjusted on papal coat of arms

The modified papal coat of arms

Changes made to spikenard flower and star to better reflect importance of Mary and St Joseph

Church must not be self-centred, Pope Francis told cardinals

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

In a pre-Conclave speech the future Pontiff urged colleagues to reject “theological narcissism”

Pope preferred silent diplomacy during ‘dirty war’, says Nobel laureate

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel meets Pope Francis this morning (Rome Reports)

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel defends Pope Francis after Vatican meeting

Pope Francis promises ‘renewed collaboration’ with Jewish people

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he leaves his first Angelus (Photo: CNS)

Pope says he hopes to carry on progress of Catholic-Jewish relations since the Second Vatican Council

Benedict XVI: I am beginning the last stage of my pilgrimage on earth

Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI delivers his final words as Pope to cheering pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo

Rock band plays concert for Vatican officials

Young people in an overflow room in Rome watch a video feed of the concert (Photo: CNS)

The band’s singer tells audience how he swapped ‘alcohol, drugs and women’ for joy of faith

Social networks need more logic, love and less ranting, says Pope

Benedict XVI ventures into the world of social media with a papal tweet (Photo: CNS)

In World Communications Day message Benedict XVI emphasises the value of ‘reasoned debate’

Pope meets Communist leader from Vietnam for first time

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party held a congress in Hanoi last year in which Nguyen Phu Trong was elected leader (Photo: PA)

Meeting comes as restrictions on Catholics in some parts of Vietnam are being eased