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Pope: Syrians are suffering from ‘globalisation of indifference’

A Syrian child cries at a refugee camp in Lebanon (AP)

Francis deplores ‘unspeakable suffering’ in Syria in message to charities

Vatican denies Cardinal Bertone is under criminal investigation

The Vatican has denied claims that Cardinal Bertone withdrew funds without approval (AP)

Fr Lombardi says former secretary of state acted properly

Trip to Holy Land will be ‘strictly religious’, says pope

Pope Francis greeting the faithful on Wednesday (AP)

Pope hopes to keep focus of three-day trip on better relations with Jews, Orthodox and Muslims

Jesuit superior announces intention to resign after he turns 80

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, with Pope Francis (CNS)

Father Adolfo Nicolas has revealed his intention to resign in late 2016

Steep rise in suspicious transactions reported by Vatican

The Vatican Bank has reported a huge increase in suspect transactions

Huge increase over the past couple of years noted

In dialogue, believers seek truth, challenge one another, Vatican says

Pope Francis poses with Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during meeting Vatican (CNS)

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released new guidelines

New Vatican commission to study appeals of clergy guilty of abuse

Argentine Archbishop José Luis Mollaghan

Argentine Archbishop José Luis Mollaghan is appointed to new commission

Vatican official voices opposition to automated weapons systems

An unmanned US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan, last year (PA)

Drones ‘can never replace the human capacity for moral reasoning,’ says Archbishop Tomasi

Pope Paul VI to be made a Blessed in October

Pope Paul VI offers a blessing to the faithful in Rome before flying to Istanbul in 1967 (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis will beatify his predecessor on October 19, the Vatican has announced

Pope calls for ‘worldwide ethical mobilisation’ in address to UN

Pope Francis with UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon at the Vatican (CNS)

Francis says a large part of humanity now has ‘second-class status’