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Benedict XVI was in attendance when Francis opened the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis is opening the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica to mark the start of the Jubilee year

The Pope is opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican on Tuesday

Vatican judges have agreed for several prominent Vatican officials to be called to give evidence in trial over leaked documents

Two Poles and one Italian were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in 1991

Fr Patrick McCafferty joins a London imam in defending right of firebrand preacher

The Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica will be opened on Tuesday morning

Francis told the faithful in St Peter’s that ‘every effort should be made to mitigate the impact of climate change’

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Cardinal Wuerl says politicians, the media and even Christians have remained silent about persecution of the faithful