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Pope phones people all the time, says Vatican official

Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario ViganĂ² claims Francis told him it was a ‘good thing’ the media didn’t report on all his calls

People who gossip are cowards and hypocrites, says Pope Francis

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’

Pope Francis to meet prisoners during visit to Sardinia

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

The Pope will also venerate the icon of Our Lady of Bonaria during the trip next Sunday

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the Vatican for former students

Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

‘He has got thinner but he looks healthier,’ says member of Ratzinger Student Circle

Pope Francis hails Cardinal Martini as ‘a father for the whole Church’

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (AP)

Pontiff marks first anniversary of the Jesuit biblical scholar’s death

Legionary priest appointed number two at Vatican City office

The first papal phone, donated to Pius XI by Catholics in the US. Fr Vergez oversaw a major overhaul of the Vatican's phone and email systems (Photo: CNS)

Fr Vergez oversaw a major reform of the Vatican’s email and phone systems

Pope to young people: Avoid drug and alcohol culture

Pope Francis (CNS)

‘Go against the current’, says Pope during meeting at St Peter’s Basilica

Two Slovenian archbishops step down over role in financial losses

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

The Slovenian Archdiocese of Maribor has fallen into financial ruin

Pope Francis mourns Indian cardinal

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Cardinal Simon Pimenta, who led the Archdiocese of Bombay for 18 years, has died at the age of 93

Pope creates new commission to oversee Vatican’s finances

Francis has created three independent advisory bodies since his election (CNS)

New body will seek ‘a more careful organisation’ of Vatican economic activities