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Walk alongside those whose marriages have failed, urges Pope

Pope Francis preaches in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

We should not condemn ‘those who have failed in their love’, says Francis

Cardinal Kasper told cardinals: Church could tolerate some second marriages

Cardinal Kasper (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Kasper said Holy Communion could be a ‘lifeboat’ for those shipwrecked by sin

Vatican releases Pope’s Lenten schedule

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’

Danger of civil war has not passed, says Ukrainian archbishop

Mourners carry a large wooden crucifix past a barricade during a memorial procession in Independence Square in Kiev Below: Archbishop Shevchuk speaking in Rome (CNS)

Head of country’s Catholic Church believes protests have solidified Ukrainian’s commitment to democracy

Synod responses reveal suffering among Catholics, says cardinal

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri received the red hat on Saturday (AP)

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri says he has received responses from 80 per cent of world’s bishops’ conferences

Pope calls for ‘intelligent, courageous, loving’ approach to families

Pope Francis leads opening prayer during a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Below: Cardinals-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Leopoldo Brenes Solorzano of Managua, Nicaragua (CNS)

Francis opens two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals at the Vatican

Pope asks Jewish leaders to pray for his trip to the Holy Land

Pope Francis greets Stanley Bergman, president of the American Jewish Committee (Photo: CNS)

Francis says Catholics and Jews must work together to create a ‘more just and fraternal world’

Benedict XVI not leading cloistered life, says Vatican spokesman

Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

A year on from resignation Father Lombardi explains former Pope’s daily routine

Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope appears to confirm a visit during an audience with 12,000 Sri Lankan pilgrims

Don’t go to papal Mass because it’s on a tourist itinerary, says Francis

Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Francis says faithful shouldn’t look at their watches during Mass