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‘The time has come for the Church to take up the joyful call to mercy once more,’ says Pontiff

‘By his death and Resurrection, Jesus shows everyone the way to life and happiness’, says Holy Father

Entering into the mystery of Easter means ‘going out in search of truth, beauty and love’, says Holy Father

Holy Father offers reflection at the end of the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness

‘Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,’ says Pontiff, ‘together with the tears of the Infant Jesus’

The Nativity shows ‘that God is Father and that his patient fidelity is stronger than darkness and corruption’

Pope asks Patriarch to ‘bless me and the Church of Rome’

In his first address the Pope said Turkey was ‘precious to every Christian’ because of its history

Full text of Pope’s second speech in Strasbourg provided by Vatican Radio