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Francis will also visit Philadelphia and New York during his September trip to the US

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’

Holy Father is forced to cut short his visit to island of Leyte amid tropical storm

Pontiff names 15 cardinal-electors and five cardinals over the age of 80

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Francis will also gather the world’s cardinals in February to hear about progress in curial reform

Francis says ‘every religion’ is blighted by ‘little groups’ of fundamentalists

Francis meets refugees after issuing joint declaration with Patriarch Bartholomew

Francis’s prayer in Blue Mosque recalls Benedict XVI’s famous gesture in 2006

The Pope met with the third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities