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Pope Francis: 'The Lord loves us tenderly' (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On solemnity of Sacred Heart, Pope says it’s difficult to accept God’s love

Pope Francis looks on during a meeting with Vatican diplomatic corps back in March (CNS)

Pope Francis has appealed to future diplomats not to be careerists

According to CSAN 61 staff in prisons were subject to disciplinary action for their treatment of prisoners and a further 26 staff were dismissed for their treatment of prisoners. (PA)

CSAN are concerned that proposed government cuts will undermine the dignity of prisoners

Man mourns death of relatives as people search for survivors in rubble in Allepo, Syria (CNS)

Pope Francis has said the Church will not abandon the people of Syria

Pope holds rosary as he arrives to lead general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Pope Francis has warned about the dangers of idolatory during his morning homily

Focherini died at a Nazi concentration camp from an infection on December 27, 1944 Photo: PA

Odoardo Focherini will be the first Italian beatified for assisting the Jewish people

Pope Francis celebrating Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff says that admitting to one’s suffering is not a sin

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby will visit Rome later this month (Photo: PA)

The Most Rev Justin Welby to make “informal” visit to the Vatican on June 14

Pope Francis: 'Let us think closely today: what is our language?'

Francis urges Catholics to speak with the directness of children

Bishop Alan Hopes (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2 1953