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Francis addressed his newly-appointed Year of Mercy missionaries ahead of sending them out around the world

Francis spoke at an event to mark the close of the Year for Consecrated Life

The Vatican is ‘not a den of thieves’, says Archbishop Angelo Becciu

Don’t spread hate, make friends instead, the Pope says in a Year of Mercy message

Learn from baby Jesus, Pope says

People can ‘make baby Jesus smile by demonstrating our love and our joy because he is among us’

Francis urges parents to bless their children at the beginning and end of each day

Francis offered pre-Christmas greetings to Vatican workers and their family members at the Paul VI hall

The Pope gave his annual talk to the Curia on Monday

Former archbishop, Jozef Wesolowski, was taken ill shortly before he was due to stand trial

In the past 50 years, the number of religious brothers has decreased drastically