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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis (CNS)

Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly

Pope Francis points to a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during his general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (CNS)

The Pontiff started a new series of audience talks looking at the ‘real life’ of families today

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the bishops could not support same-sex marriage (CNS)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has asked the faithful to pray for marriage

Cologne Cathedral (CNS)

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass for the opening of the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope preached yesterday at a Mass opening the general assembly of Caritas Internationalis

The Honduran Cardinal spoke at a meeting of Caritas (CNS)

Cardinal Rodríguez criticises opponents of Francis’s forthcoming document on climate change and the environment

Francis prays during Mass in St Peter's Basilica marking the start of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly (AP)

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Benedict XVI pictured in Cuba in 2012 (CNS)

Summary of letter from the Pope Emeritus to Cardinal Bertone published by Italian newspaper

A congregation in the Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore (CNS)

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre

Bishop Mark O'Toole (Mazur/Flickr)

Bishop Mark O’Toole praises ‘the fidelity of those who like to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form’