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Vatican bank publishes annual report for the first time

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

The Institute for the Works of Religion earned €86.6 million in 2012, independently audited reports shows

Dialogue for peace is an obligation, Pope tells religious leaders

Pope Francis addresses religious, political and cultural leaders from around the world on Monday (CNS)

Pope speaks to religious, political and cultural representatives ahead of visit to the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi

Vatican invites families to ‘hit the streets’ of Rome in Year of Faith

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Archbishop hopes pilgrimage will show ‘extraordinary ordinariness of Catholic family life’

Pope Francis urges faithful to be restless like St Augustine

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St Augustine, Rome (Photo: CNS)

The Pope celebrated the saint’s feast day with Augustinians

Pope Francis and King of Jordan say negotiation is “the only option” for Syria

Pope Francis shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II  at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at the Vatican

Archbishop: claim that Benedict had ‘mystical experience’ is false

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Archbishop Georg Gänswein says report was “invented”

Pope to discuss Syria crisis with King of Jordan

King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet Pope Francis this week (PA)

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

Pope asks pontifical academies to help fight human trafficking

A conference on trafficking held in Rome last year (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A working group will examine ways to prevent trafficking and help victims

Christian leaders in Jerusalem pray for end of Egypt violence

A destroyed Protestant church is seen in Mallawi, Egypt (CNS)

Christian leaders describe desecration and burning of churches as ‘an unprecedented scandal’

Canonisation date for John Paul II and John XXIII to be revealed in September

Blessed John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis to make announcement on September 30