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Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore, Ireland (Photo: CNS)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is asking his fellow bishops to consider the idea

Pope Francis meets Russian president Vladimir Putin in a private audience at the Vatican. Below, Ukrainians gather for the Pope's general audience (AP/CNS photos)

Pope Francis gave Putin a medallion of the ‘Angel of Peace’ at the Vatican yesterday

Pope Francis exchanges his zucchetto with one given by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square. Below, Ukrainians attend the general audience (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says the family has always been the ‘closest’ hospital

The move is regarded as a breakthrough on clerical abuse because the new system gives power to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope gives Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith authority to hold bishops to account

Temperatures reached 90 degrees in Rome over the weekend (PA)

The nuns were trapped for the whole weekend

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae in April (CNS)

Pope Francis reminded the faithful that Jesus ‘died out of obedience’

The Bill will be debated in September (PA)

The House of Commons will debate a new assisted suicide Bill on September 11

Archbishop Paul Gallagher greets Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, in March (CNS)

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Pope Francis has spoken about gender (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Differences between male and female are not just social convention, Francis says

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have a responsibility to seek the good and reject the vulgar, says Francis