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‘Reports of the Holy Father using WhatsApp are false’

Starting in 2018, the Vatican will ‘cease to sell cigarettes to employees’

It marks the first major step on the path to sainthood for the late Pontiff

Holy Father will also visit the site of a mass execution of Italian civilians

‘Why they did not kill me, I don’t know,’ says Fr Tom Uzhunnalil

The Salesian knelt before the Pope and kissed his feet

Holy Father says imprisonment ‘must have a horizon of hope’

A Vatican statement has called for the newly elected Constituent Assembly to be suspended

Church leaders warn that ‘excessive repression generates more violence’

The joint Catholic-Orthodox commission, set up at the request of Pope Francis, agreed that the two churches should ‘share the memory of martyrs’