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Coverage of UN report ignores strides made by the Church in dealing with abuse cases

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

In the 19 new cardinals we glimpse the future shape of the Catholic Church

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

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

Five things you need to know about Evangelii Gaudium and the future of the Church

Pope Francis (AP)

Key points from the Pontiff’s apostolic exhortation

It was breathtaking to see Francis hold the relics of his humble Galilean predecessor

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 will not allow himself to be adopted by partisans on the Left or Right

Pope Francis (CNS)

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

Nowhere is feeling the ‘Francis effect’ more than the Vatican

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

This photograph is Pope Francis’s real first ‘encyclical’

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