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Kirsten Sandberg, chairperson of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, speaking at yesterday's press conference (AP)

If critics think the Church hasn’t changed, they only need to do a quick online search to learn the truth

The new appointments shift the College of Cardinals' centre of gravity (AP)

The new cardinals reflect Pope Francis’s vision of the universal Church

Pope Francis (AP)

Key points from the Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation

The relics of St Peter on the altar in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Every day we witness the fruits of St Peter’s extraordinary labour

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis has insisted countless times since his election that his pontificate is apolitical

Vatican guards salute Pope Francis as he leaves St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The Curia once seemed like a closet of secrets. Now it looks like a model diocese, abbey or parish

Pope Francis with Vinicio Riva

The Pope’s embracing of a disfigured man in Rome encapsulates the example he wishes to set for the world