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Pope Francis leads a prayer service on the eve of the feast of Divine Mercy in St Peter's Square at the Vatican  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State, walks during the Good Friday service in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Vatican judicial authorities launch inquiry over restructuring work allegedly costing $480,000

A photograph and a file with personal details of kidnapped Indian priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil (AP)

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

Pope Francis censes an icon of Jesus as he celebrates Easter Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives at the Our Lady of Providence Centre in Rome in 2015

By washing the feet of the refugees, ‘Francis is asking for respect for each one of them,’ Archbishop Rino Fisichella said

Cathedral of St Gregory the Illuminator in Yerevan, Armenia (CNS)

Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in June

Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Pope Francis led the Palm Sunday Mass with more than 60,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square

A clergyman hears confession from Pope Francis during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Rector at basilica says he has also seen a rise in non-Catholics wanting to go to Confession

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych (CNS)

Archbishop Shevchuk had expressed the disappointment at the joint declaration signed by Francis and the Russian Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to Rome, Italy (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Francis speaks of ‘lesser evil’ in response to question on contraception