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Christians are called to imitate the good Samaritan, Pope tells crowds in St Peter’s Square

The Pope said pastors do not have a monopoly on finding solutions to contemporary problems

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos signed a joint declaration insisting the world ‘cannot ignore colossal humanitarian crisis’

Pope also tells reporters that Amoris Laetitia has changed situation for remarried Catholics

Fr Lombardi said that the Pope’s visit to refugees in Lesbos was a ‘humanitarian and ecumenical’ gesture

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn opened the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy in Rome

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year