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Pope Francis says ‘priestly joy is a priceless treasure’ at Chrism Mass

Pope Francis breathes over chrism oil during the Chrism Mass (CNS)

Pontiff says that, like many priests, he has sometimes felt isolated and gloomy

Pope appoints British woman president of papal academy

The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Sociologist and professor Margaret Archer named president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Pope Francis: Human trafficking is an open wound on society

Pope Francis with Cardinal Nichols, Theresa May and police chiefs Below: Francis arrives at the conference and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe signs the trafficking declaration while Cardinal Nichols watches on (Flickr/Mazur)

Francis addresses Combating Human Trafficking Conference in the Vatican

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday at Rome facility for disabled and the elderly

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)

Francis will visit the St Mary of Providence Centre, according to reports

Pope tells Curia that ‘joy, love and charity’ must influence its work

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Pope meets with Vatican officials to reflect on Evangelii Gaudium

Pope Francis surprises aide by going to Confession in public

Pope Francis goes to Confession in St Peter's Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness at St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis urges priests to make Confession a priority

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day in Rio (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff asks clergy to welcome penitents ‘with the love of a father’

Vatican accepts resignation of prelate dubbed ‘Bishop of Bling’

The Vatican has accepted the bishop's resignation (CNS)

Bishop of Limburg had been in trouble for his expenses

British priest to help Cardinal Marx overhaul Vatican finances

Cardinal Marx, pictured, will now be assisted by a British priest (CNS)

Canon law expert Mgr Ferme appointed by Pope Francis

Pope tells fathers to always be by their children’s side, on the Feast of St Joseph

Pope Francis blesses sick people as he leaves St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope Francis had a message for fathers at his general audience today