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Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at  Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Francis says crying will make Lenten journey ‘more authentic and without hypocrisy’

Pope Francis kisses a baby during this week's audience (CNS)

Francis gives message ahead of World Youth Day

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis before the consistory in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pontiff urges 19 new members of College of Cardinals to beware of ‘the mortal danger of pent-up anger’

Honduran Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga (AP)

Cardinal Rodríguez says architects of financial crisis are playing golf, while millions can’t afford a home

Cardinal O'Malley arrives for the press conference at the end of the meeting of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (AP)

Abuse survivors say they will leave commission if bishops are not held accountable

A volunteer holds posters of killed Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero at a church in San Salvador (Photo: CNS)

Postulator says Benedict ‘unblocked’ the Cause two years ago

Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS)

Archbishop from El Salvador was ‘killed in hatred of the Faith’, says Vatican

Carmelite Fr Bruno Secondin meets Pope Francis (www.lectiodivina.it)

Fr Bruno Secondin will preach to Curia on the theme ‘Servants and Prophets of the Living God’

Cosmetic surgeons at work in Caracas, Venezuela (AP)

Pontifical Council for Culture decries ‘ new cultural yoke of a singular feminine model’

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis says worldly celebrations intoxicate ‘more than grappa on an empty stomach’