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Pope Francis ordained 11 new priests in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday

Francis called for Fr Uzhunnalil and ‘all people kidnapped in areas of armed conflict’ to be set free

Convent in Italy to provide accommodation and care to those fleeing war

But God will always turn the gravest of sins ‘white as snow’, Francis says at his general audience

The Jesuit priest has been general director of Vatican Radio since 2005

Francis celebrated a Mass marking the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and Vatican offices

A statement says the ‘spurious claims’ are designed to ‘do maximum damage to the cardinal and the Catholic Church’

‘The movie shows how the instinct to protect a reputation was completely wrong,’ says former chief prosecutor of clerical sex abuse cases

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday in a vast open field with more than 300,000 people in attendance

More than 700 of the 1,142 missionaries attend Ash Wednesday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica