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Christians must cooperate to help the persecuted Church, Pope tells Patriarch

Pope Francis, pictured on Saturday, expressed concerns for Christians persecuted in the Middle East

I am aware that you are deeply concerned for the situation of Christians in the Middle East, he tells Patriarch of Constantinople

Pope venerates relics of St Peter at Mass ending Year of Faith

Pope Francis venerates what are believed to be the relics of St Peter (Photo: CNS)

After the Mass Pope Francis handed out copies of his first apostolic exhortation

Pope asks nuns: do we know how to wait for God’s tomorrow?

Pope Francis prays in St Peter's (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis adores Blessed Sacrament while visiting Camaldolese nuns in Rome

‘Visions’ of Mary can distance people from God, says Francis

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis says Mary is ‘not a postmaster of the post office sending messages every day’

Pope calls for urgent aid to be sent to Philippines

Millions are in need following Typhoon Haiyan (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Almost 10 million people in need of aid

Vatican embassy in Syria damaged by mortar strike

Archbishop Mario Zenari  (AP)

No casualties reported after apostolic nunciature in Damascus hit by rocket on Tuesday morning

Hundreds gather for Race of Faith in St Peter’s Square

A nun runs in the relay race on the road leading to St Peter's Square (CNS)

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope asks for prayers for persecuted Christians

Pope Francis called for prayer for the perecuted church  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Holy Father says we should treat suffering Christians abroad as members of our own family

Pope phones people all the time, says Vatican official

Mgr Dario Edoardo Vigano (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Dario Viganò 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’