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Fr Lombardi said that the Pope’s visit to refugees in Lesbos was a ‘humanitarian and ecumenical’ gesture

Pope Francis will visit refugees on the island of Lesbos on Saturday

Nicola Maio said he was put under ‘psychological pressure’ while working on the commission set up to investigate Vatican finances

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn opened the European gathering of the World Apostolic Congress of Mercy in Rome

Francis says it would be ‘beautiful’ if every diocese opened a hospital, care home or treatment centre as a memorial to the year

Vatican judicial authorities launch inquiry over restructuring work allegedly costing $480,000

Salesian leaders say rumours that the priest was crucified on Good Friday are false

The risen Jesus enables us ‘to see with his eyes of love and compassion’, says Francis

By washing the feet of the refugees, ‘Francis is asking for respect for each one of them,’ Archbishop Rino Fisichella said

Vatican spokesman revealed that the trip may take place in June