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Parents must teach children to defend life, says Pope

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach during WYD (AP)

Francis writes message to people joining in the Brazilian Catholic Church’s celebration of Family Week

Cardinal urged Church unity in speech to conclave before Francis’s election

Cardinal Prosper Grech (CNS)

Full text of Cardinal Grech’s remarks published by Vatican newspaper

Italian Jesuit priest may have been kidnapped in Syria

The civil war continues to rage in Syria and fears are growing for the safety of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio  (Photo: CNS)

Foreign Minister says “it seems Father Dall’Oglio has been kidnapped by an Islamist group”

We must ask for ‘the grace of shame’, Pope tells fellow Jesuits

Pope Francis leaves the Church of the Gesù in Rome (CNS)

Holy Father celebrates Mass at the Church of the Gesù in Rome on feast of St Ignatius

WYD 2013: Pope urges young pilgrims to take Gospel home ‘to everyone’ at closing Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on Copacabana Beach (AP)

‘We are sent together,’ Pontiff tells three million young people on Copacabana Beach

WYD 2013: Pope urges young to build up Church like St Francis

Pope Francis arrives for the vigil at Copacabana Beach (AP)

Holy Father stresses need for ‘prayer, sacraments and helping others’

WYD 2013: Pope urges ministers to ‘seek and meet the people’

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rio cathedral (CNS)

‘Have the courage to go against the tide,’ Pontiff urges priests, religious and seminarians

WYD 2013: More than a million youngsters take part in Via Crucis

A dramatisation of the Way of the Cross in Rio last night  (AP)

We can place all our trust in God’s love, says Pope

WYD 2013: Pope entrusts youth to Virgin Mary at Aparecida shrine

Pope Francis kisses the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida (AP)

Pope Francis is visibly moved by visit to Brazil’s national Marian shrine

WYD 2013: We risk creating a generation that has never worked, says Pope on the way to Rio

Pope Francis waves inside the plane bound for Rio this morning (AP)

Pontiff tells reporters onboard plane: ‘I enjoy your company’