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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’

Francis says it is ‘easy to put our consciences to sleep’ and not visit parents for months at a time

Relics of Blessed Louis and Blessed Zélie Martin are to tour Portsmouth and Plymouth in May

Francis says crying will make Lenten journey ‘more authentic and without hypocrisy’