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Let God’s tenderness warm you, Pope says in Christmas address

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi blessing (AP)

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Prepare for Christmas through silence, says Pope

The Lord spoke to Elijah in the sound of silence Pope Francis said (CNS)

Love and tenderness is at the heart of the Christmas season, Pope Francis said

Experts praise new Vatican financial laws

The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

Moneyval also requests Vatican bank inspection

Cardinal: For Pope, church reform is spiritual exercise, not a project

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa speaks during the presentation of a book about Pope Francis (CNS)

Honduran cardinal said the Pope watches over the church like a father

Pope Francis and Council of Cardinals begin work to reorganise Curia

Pope Francis with his Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Reforms will seek ‘a renewal that will truly be a service to the Universal Church’

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to pray for nuns kidnapped in Syria

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes plea during general audience in St Peter’s Square

Syrian bishop says nuns’ kidnapping has shocked Christians

Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo (CNS)

Five nuns were snatched from the Orthodox Monastery of Santa Tecla near Damascus

Pope expected to canonise companion of St Ignatius

St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Blessed Peter Faber are shown in an icon (CNS)

Pope Francis is expected to make Blessed Peter Faber a saint

Evangelii Gaudium: Pope says only men can be priests, but women must have voice in Church

Pope Francis (CNS)

Sacramental power must not be ‘too closely identified with power in general,’ writes Pope

A summary of the key issues raised by Pope in Evangelii Gaudium

Pope Francis  (AP)

Francis lays out vision for outreach at every level of Church