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The Pope said he had “high hopes” for the trip

Pope Francis made the speech this week (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope makes environmental speech just days before American visit

Pope Francis's nominations for the synod have been revealed (CNS)

Cardinal Walter Kasper and retired Cardinal Godfried Danneels are among Pope Francis’s nominations

Pope Francis talks with students from Colegio Don Bosco in Argentina during his general audience (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says parishes must be ‘centres of love’, not ‘exclusive’ sects

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS/ L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope

Pope Francis pictured at this week's general audience (CNS)

Francis says Church must avoid ‘false conflict’ between pastors and academics

Pope Francis pictured in Paraguay earlier this month (CNS)

The Pontiff spoke to crowds in St Peter’s Square on Sunday before reciting the Angelus

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

The hidden assets were reported by the first financial statements to be released under new rules

Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo with Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Sanchez backs collaboration on any project that does not contradict Church doctrine

The trial of laicised former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski has been postponed (CNS)

Laicised former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski is in intensive care after experiencing a ‘sudden illness’