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Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

‘Love has triumphed over hatred,’ says Holy Father, ‘life has conquered death’

The visit has been organised by the papal aide who came up with the idea of installing showers for the homeless people near St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Naples’ iconic Piazza del Plebiscito

The cardinal says he hopes the synod would find a ‘common answer, with a large majority’

The canonisation ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin is expected to take place during October’s synod

In a letter to the bishops of Nigeria, Francis says he prays for the country every day

14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured in suicide bomb attacks on two churches in Pakistan

Cardinal Gerhard Müller says bishops ‘have the obligation to prevent’ abuse

The Pope says people should leave the confessional ‘with happiness in their hearts and faces radiating hope’