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Cardinal to Hamas and Israel: pick up binoculars to see your innocent victims

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’

Pope Francis meets family of Jesuit kidnapped in Syria

A vigil calling for the release of Fr Dall'Oglio in Beirut, Lebanon (Photo: PA)

Meeting followed a video appeal from the family

Schedule unveiled for the Pope’s one-day trip to Albania

Pope Francis meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and his wife Linda (Photo: PA)

Francis will meet bishops, leaders of other faiths and people helped by Caritas

Vatican revises canon law to highlight abuse penalties

Vatican Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio (AP)

Prelates who fail to apply penalties seem to be ‘consenting to the evil committed’, says cardinal

Pope to visit Caserta twice: once for Mass, then to meet Pentecostals

Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Giovanni Traettino, the Pentecostal pastor (CNS)

The Pope will travel to Caserta on July 26 and return on July 28

Headache and nausea forced me to cancel hospital visit, says Pope

Pope Francis (AP)

‘We must accept fragility’, Francis says in message to Gemelli Hospital staff

Pope Francis to visit Pentecostal church in Italy

Pope Francis (CNS)

Holy Father to stop off at church of Italian friend he knew in Buenos Aires

Bishop bans processions after homage to mafia boss

This procession in Oppido Mamertina, Calabria, was diverted to the home of a presumed mafia boss (Photo: PA)

Bishop Milito says consciences have been ‘hardened and dulled’ to evil of organised crime

Vatican budgets for 2013 show surplus of 8.5 million euros

The Vatican bank's headquarters in the Bastion of Nicholas V at the Vatican (CNS)

Summary of figures released by Vatican press office earlier today

Pope Francis urges enforcement of landmine ban

Pope Francis (AP)

In written statement, Pop says landmines ‘prolong war and nurture fear’