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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope urges mourning for victims of war

Francis also condemns arms manufacturers who profit from conflicts

Rain falls as Pope Francis arrives to lead general audience in St Peter's Square at Vatican yesterday (CNS)

The Pope stressed that Mass is where we receive Jesus

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells faithful to “courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor”

A blind boy stands outside a makeshift shelter in Islamabad (Photo: CNS)

Vatican officials will also draw attention to Haiti

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope also encourages CDF to seek ‘constructive, respectful and patient dialogue’ in doctrinal investigations

Pope Francis on Saturday (AP)

Francis addresses women’s group at the Vatican

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

New members include Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience today (CNS)

250 years ago Japanese Christians ‘survived with the grace of baptism,’ Pontiff tells general audience