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Francis greeting Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square last September (CNS)

Francis has reduced his schedule for the summer months

Pope Francis has  established a new Secretariat for Communications (CNS)

Pope Francis said that the Holy See would respond more effectively to the needs of the Church

US President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis address the US Congress and the United Nations during upcoming visit

Catholics in the Philippines greet Pope Francis during his visit to the country (CNS)

A presidential official has said that same-sex marriage by Filipinos in a foreign country will not be recognised in the Philippines.

Archbishops Anthony Fisher of Sydney and Blase Cupich of Chicago, centre, exchange the sign of peace during  Mass (CNS)

46 new archbishops representing 34 different countries concelebrated Mass with Francis in St Peter’s Basilica

Masses at the national shrine of Walsingham will be streamed online (Mazur/Flickr)

The national shrine wants to upgrade its buildings and increase its role in the Church

Pope Francis on board a flight to Sri Lanka (CNS)

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The Dalai Lama joins rock star Patti Smith on stage at Glastonbury (PA)

The Dalai Lama praised the Pontiff during visit to the Glastonbury Festival

Archbishop Leo Cushley holding the relics during the service (Paul McSherry)

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh carried the relics of St Margaret, the 11th-century Queen of Scots

Pope Francis exchanges gift with Bolivian President Evo Morales during a private audience at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July