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In times of trouble call on the communion of saints, urges Francis

Pope Francis arrives for the general audience (CNS)

We are a great big family through baptism, the Pope says

Francis celebrates family life with 100,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis at an audience for families on Saturday (AP)

Pope urges couples to see marriage as a life-long journey

Marriage is not easy but it is beautiful, says Pope

Pope Francis re-iterated that marriage was between a man and a woman (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Defending family also means defending a community based on a marriage between man and woman

Francis: Catholics and Lutherans should ask forgiveness for past wrongs

Pope Francis greets members of the Lutheran World Federation (Photo: CNS)

Pope says the two sides must ‘confront the historical reality of the Reformation’

Catholic media bring the Gospel to people, Pope says

Pope Francis (AP)

Catholic media professions can ‘read reality in a spiritual key’, Francis says

SSPX burial of Nazi war criminal met with protestors

Police hold back protestors at the funeral (AP)

Diocese of Rome had refused a public funeral

Vatican takes another step in promoting financial transparency

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances

Pope calls for prayers for Lampedusa victims

Faithful gather near a giant screen broadcasting the Angelus prayer of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope asks faithful in St Peter’s to pray for African boat victims

Legionaries to approve new constitution in wake of scandal

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis greets a Legionary priest in 2011 (CNS)

Papal delegate summons members to extraordinary general chapter

Pope and cardinals to completely overhaul the Curia, says spokesman

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with his cardinal advisers (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says changes will not be merely cosmetic