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Thousands of rare Vatican manuscripts to go online

A shelf of books in the Vatican library (CNS)

Documents that have up until now only been accessible to scholars to be digitised over the next four years

There’s no need to change Church teaching on contraception, says Pope Francis in new interview

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on birth control was ‘prophetic’

We don’t need bishops who are like corporate managers, says Francis

Pope Francis meets bishops at a general audience (AP)

Pope urges Congregation for Bishops to select humble evangelists for vacant posts

Pope Francis tells new cardinals they are not joining a royal court

Francis celebrates Mass with the new cardinals on sunday (AP)

Pope advises cardinals to avoid ‘intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and preference’

Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders

Fr Eduardo Robles Gil, the new general director of the Legionaries of Christ (Photo: CNS)

The congregation also expressed ‘deep sorrow’ for the behaviour of its founder Fr Maciel

Thieves admit to stealing relic of Blessed John Paul II

A broken glass of a niche where the reliquary with the blood of Blessed John Pail II was located Below: The reliquary

Venerated piece of fabric stained with the late Pope’s blood still missing

Pope says judgments on annulments must be impartial and pastoral

"You are essentially pastors," Pope Francis told officials (CNS)

Pope Francis addressed officials responsible for marriage annulments today

Pope says Christians must work together to challenge secularism

Pope Francis: 'Our witness must concentrate on the centre of our faith.'

Pope Francis calls for focus on essentials of Christianity during audience with Lutherans

Pope Francis says world peace is threatened by abortion

Pope Francis poses with the ambassadors to the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Pope made the comment during his ‘state of the world’ address to the diplomatic corps

Pope limits ‘monsignor’ honour for diocesan priests

Pope Francis (CNS)

New rules mean only those aged 65 and over will be eligible for role