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Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, is pictured celebrating Mass in Santo Domingo in 2009 (CNS)

The former nuncio to the Dominican Republic was sentenced with laicisation

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope also announces he will visit Albania in September

Brazilian Neymar celebrates after scoring against Panama this month (AP)

Pontiff marks start of tournament in Brazil with message to ‘football lovers’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope also denounces those responsible for human trafficking and slave labour

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff replaces five board members well before their terms were due to expire

Pope Francis (CNS)

Piety is not about being ‘hoiler than thou’, Pope Francis said earlier today

Pope Francis has compared life to childbirth and the joy that it eventually brings (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke about the joy of Jesus this morning during Mass

Francis embraces a child during today's audience

Also asks faithful to pray for Middle East during general audience

Climate change will affect the most vulnerable

We must look beyond the scientific and economic questions, says cardinal

In 2012 there were 16.4 million baptisms, according to new figures (Photo: CNS)

Number of Catholics grew by 14 million in a year, according to newly released figures