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Our throwaway culture is costing lives, says Pope Francis

Pope looks on as he leads general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope speaks out on World Environment Day

Pope celebrates canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis greets Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during the canonisation Mass on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

First Colombian saint and more than 800 Italian martyrs recognised by Pope Francis

‘We must all take responsibility to evangelise,’ says Pope Francis

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

‘Church must not be a babysitter,’ Pontiff tells faithful

Pope recognises martyrs who died at the hands of communist and fascist regimes

Pope Francis (AP)

The way has been prepared for the beatification of Italian, Romanian and Hungarian priests

Pope Francis tells diplomats: moral relativism threatens peace

Pope Francis greets diplomats during an audience this morning (CNS)

The Pope calls for closer ties between the world’s religions and cites the dangerous ‘dictatorship of relativism’

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a profile

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as ‘Father Jorge’

Conclave to begin on Tuesday

Workers prepare the Sistine Chapel for the conclave (Photo: CNS)

Mass will be celebrated in the morning and cardinals will enter conclave in the afternoon

Benedict XVI pledges obedience to his successor

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals on the final day of his papacy (Photo: CNS)

‘Among you,’ Benedict XVI told the assembled cardinals, ‘is the future pope’

Pope says he made decision to abdicate with ‘profound serenity’

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI thanks Catholics around the world for their support in final address as pope

Benedict XVI preaches humility and Christian unity in last public Mass as pope

Pope Benedict XVI receives ashes from Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

He says the true disciple does not ‘seek applause or approval’