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Going to confession is not like a trip to dry cleaners, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope delivers homily at Mass attended by Vatican workers

Pope Francis to canonise 800 Italians slain during historic siege

People view relics of the martyrs in the Cathedral of Otranto (Photo: CNS)

Pope’s first canonisation will recognise Blessed Antonio Primaldo and the townsfolk of Otranto

Pope Francis warns faithful against ‘god spray’

Pope Francis in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Pope Francis says Christians believe in God ‘who is Father, who is Son, who is Holy Spirit’, not a misty presence no one quite understands

Pope Francis reaffirms Vatican’s call for reform of US nuns’ group

Franciscan Sister Florence Deacon, president of the LCWR (Photo: CNS)

“Open and frank” discussions take place between Rome and LCWR

Pope Francis celebrates Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Pope Francis lies prostrate in St Peter's Basilica during the liturgy (AP)

During the liturgy he lay prostrate before the altar of St Peter’s Basilica

Pope washes young offenders’ feet at Holy Thursday Mass

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)

He urges young prisoners in Rome to ‘help each other’

Symbols adjusted on papal coat of arms

The modified papal coat of arms

Changes made to spikenard flower and star to better reflect importance of Mary and St Joseph

Church must not be self-centred, Pope Francis told cardinals

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

In a pre-Conclave speech the future Pontiff urged colleagues to reject “theological narcissism”

Pope preferred silent diplomacy during ‘dirty war’, says Nobel laureate

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel meets Pope Francis this morning (Rome Reports)

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel defends Pope Francis after Vatican meeting

Pope Francis promises ‘renewed collaboration’ with Jewish people

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he leaves his first Angelus (Photo: CNS)

Pope says he hopes to carry on progress of Catholic-Jewish relations since the Second Vatican Council