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

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

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake has left at least 380 dead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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