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Pope Francis blesses a child at the Vatican on Saturday (AP)

Intentionally childless marriages can end ‘with the bitterness of bad solitude’, says Pontiff

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

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

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

Fr Lombardi says former secretary of state acted properly

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

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

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

The Vatican Bank has reported a huge increase in suspect transactions

Huge increase over the past couple of years noted

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

Argentine Archbishop José Luis Mollaghan

Argentine Archbishop José Luis Mollaghan is appointed to new commission

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 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