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Benedict and Francis at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis and his predecessor met publicly for the second time since his election

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered for the Angelus today (CNS)

Pope also prays for western Christians who ‘encounter abridgements of liberty’

Pope Francis addresses the Roman Curia on Saturday (AP)

In annual address, Pope says ‘there have been, and still are, saints’ at the Vatican

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope releases World Day of Peace message

5,000-word message, entitled “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace”

Pope Francis has called for reflection on the sensus fidelium (AP)

Pope asks members of International Theological Commission to reflect on ‘sense of the faithful’

Pope Francis (PA)

The commission will survey protection programmes and work with bishops & religious

Pope Francis poses with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (CNS)

Pope meets Israel’s prime minister

Pope Francis met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today

The cardinal has warned of a return to Ostpolitik

The Holy See has to choose between being clear or accepting compromise

The Pope preaches during a mass service (CNS)

Pope addresses a group of Mexican priests during morning Mass service

Pope Francis with Aung San Suu Kyi in the Vatican (CNS)

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma