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Pope John Paul I standing before the papal throne  (AP Photo)

‘He was for a poor Church long before Pope Francis,’ says campaign founder

Pope Francis said when he was four he used to go food shopping with his mother (Photo: AP)

The Vatican described the report on an Italian website as ‘seriously irresponsible’

A child, is carried out from the crowd to meet Pope Francis, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

90 per cent of American Catholics now say they view Pope Francis favourably

Pope Francis delivers his blessing at the end of a meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops (AP)

Observers discussed marriage, domestic violence and single mothers at the synod last week

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier  (CNS)

Cardinal Martinez Sistach and Cardinal Wilfrid Napier say the new procedures will stop delays in cases where marriages are clearly not valid

The remains of a mid-16th century church known as the Temple of Santiago (AP)

The building has been revealed in the Nezahualcóyotl reservoir in Chiapas state

Archbishop Gregory Aymond is one of the signatories to the letter (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert).

A group of religious leaders have urged the Supreme Court to halt the execution of Rodricus Crawford in Louisiana

A child looks on as migrants wait at the Slovenia border in Trnovec, Croatia (CNS)

Fr Gabriele Bentoglio spoke at the Eighth Global Forum on Migration and Development in Istanbul last week

Cardinal George Pell  pictured in March (AP)

The Australian cardinal discussed Pope Francis and Communion in a wide-ranging interview

Residents hold on to a plastic hose and an electricity wire while trying to cross a road after Typhoon Koppu hit the province of Nueva Ecija (CNS)

Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country