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Pope Francis at an audience for families on Saturday (AP)

Pope urges couples to see marriage as a life-long journey

Pope Francis re-iterated that marriage was between a man and a woman (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Defending family also means defending a community based on a marriage between man and woman

Pope Francis greets members of the Lutheran World Federation (Photo: CNS)

Pope says the two sides must ‘confront the historical reality of the Reformation’

Pope Francis (AP)

Catholic media professions can ‘read reality in a spiritual key’, Francis says

Police hold back protestors at the funeral (AP)

Diocese of Rome had refused a public funeral

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Vatican spokesman says new law will help ensure ‘integrity and stability’ of Church finances

Faithful gather near a giant screen broadcasting the Angelus prayer of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope asks faithful in St Peter’s to pray for African boat victims

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis greets a Legionary priest in 2011 (CNS)

Papal delegate summons members to extraordinary general chapter

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with his cardinal advisers (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says changes will not be merely cosmetic

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