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Francis addressed his newly-appointed Year of Mercy missionaries ahead of sending them out around the world

The Pontiff said in an interview he had been called by the German Chancellor, after she was angered by his comments on Europe

PETA’s Go Vegan and Feel Great for Lent pledge aims to ’embrace Christian values’

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The money will be put towards major redevelopment of the shrine’s buildings

Francis described Europe as ‘a barren woman’ during a speech at the European parliament in 2014

England and Wales’ lead bishop for prisons has said ‘prisoners should be treated as assets to our society rather than liabilities’

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The Vatican has updated the Holy Father’s itinerary for the upcoming papal visit

Sally Axworthy will take over from Nigel Baker in August