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Cardinal Pell, centre, was named prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy in February (CNS)

Cardinal gives interview after unveiling a new economic framework for the Holy See

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’

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 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 looks on as Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas embrace at the Vatican in June (AP)

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

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

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

Francis urges Israel to stay on the path pf 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 Francis celebrates mass in Amman's International Stadium (AP)

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

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

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