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Fr Lombardi: words in Scalfari interview ‘cannot be attributed to the pope’

The interview with Pope Francis appeared in an Italian newspaper  yesterday (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican spokesman says interview published yesterday only ‘captures the spirit of the conversation’

Synod document cites cultural and economic threats to family

The theme of the synod will be the 'pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation' (PA)

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

Pope Francis says world economic system inevitably leads to war

Pope Francis said 99 per cent of people at the Vatican did not believe the Shimon-Abbas prayer meeting would happen (Photo: CNS)

The Pope also defended his lack of security, saying ‘at my age I don’t have much to lose’

Pope Francis tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

Pope Francis looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace (AP)

Israeli and Palestinian presidents embrace in Vatican Gardens during historic ‘invocation for peace’

Pope Francis to meet clerical abuse victims for first time in June

Francis holds on a press conference on the flight to Rome (AP) Below: A video of the press conference (CNS)

Pope confirms Vatican is probing claims about Cardinal Bertone’s handling of funds

Pope invites Israeli and Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

The president, pope and prime minister, today at Yad Vashem (PA)

Francis urges Israel to stay on the path pf peace

Pope invites Israeli and Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity (CNS)

Pope makes announcement at the end of Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square

Pope urges Christians to promote peace at Mass in Amman

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

Congregation of 300,000 attend papal Mass in Amman’s International Stadium

Francis calls for religious freedom in Middle East on Holy Land trip

Pope Francis speaks to King Abdullah II of Jordan (AP)

Pope begins intense three-day visit to the Holy Land in Jordan

Vatican official rebukes US nuns’ group for ‘fundamental errors’

Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CNS)

Cardinal Müller criticises Leadership Conference of Women Religious for honouring criticised Catholic theologian