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The Pope also extended his decree that allows SSPX priests to hear valid confessions

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The Pontiff said the Year of Mercy affirmed dignity and sacredness of human life

The Church acknowledged that members planned and took part in the genocide, in which more than 800,000 people were killed

The rally called for unity after the city’s popular Christian governor was named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation

The Pope visited the offices of the Roman Rota, a marriage tribunal, to speak to the bishops

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The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open

Holy Father creates 17 new cardinals from 11 nations

Long-standing debts at 27 parishes are to be substantially reduced