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Francis supports the US bishops’ public stands, says Cardinal Dolan

Cardinal Dolan meets Pope Francs on Monday (CNS)

Cardinal says American bishops applaud Pope’s call not to focus exclusively on moral issues

Francis, in Assisi, calls on Church to renounce ‘spirit of the world’

Pope Francis greets people who receive help from Catholic charities in Assisi (Photo: CNS)

Pope urges the Church to ‘strip itself’ of worldliness

Pope calls for international cooperation to improve migrant conditions

Pope Francis poses with young people during his recent visit to Cagliari, Sardinia (CNS)

Francis calls for “a spirit of profound solidarity and compassion” in dealing with migrants around the world

Francis denounces globalisation and unemployment

Pope Francis, flanked by Cagliari Archbishop Arrigo Miglio, wears a coal miner's helmet he was given by a miner in Sardinia  (AP Photo/Str)

Holy father calls for solidarity with poor during trip to Sardinia

Pope condemns abortion as product of ‘throwaway culture’

'In all its phases and at every age, human life is always sacred and always of quality. And not as a matter of faith, but of reason and science!' (Photo: CNS)

Every unborn child who is condemned to be aborted ‘has the face of the Lord’, says Francis

Pope says Church should face wayward members like a merciful mother

Pope Francis greets people during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday (CNS)

Francis elaborates on ‘Church as mother’ theme during general audience

‘Sanctity is stronger than scandals,’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is greeted by priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS)

Pope Francis offers words of encouragement to diocesan priests in Rome

Pope urges dialogue with nonbelievers in letter to high profile atheist

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

Pope Francis prays that Syria will escape ‘spiral of sorrow and death’

The Pope presides at the prayer vigil for Syria (AP)

An estimated 100,000 people attend peace vigil in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis urges G20 to seek ‘peaceful solution’ to Syria

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande (Photo: PA)

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention