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Cardinal George Pell at his office in the Vatican in 2014 (PA)

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

Pope Francis greets  Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Pope Francis speaks at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

The Pope addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences during a seminar on drug abuse prevention

Albanian artist Saimir Strati stands in front of a mosaic portrait of Mother Teresa, at the Kosovo National Museum (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Saimir Strati hopes his artwork will highlight the suffering of refugees

An employee of a state-owned candy store in Havana looks outside near a painting depicting Cuba's former President Fidel Castro, following the announcement of Castro's death (CNS photo/Reuters)

Archbishop Wenski invoked the prayers of Our Lady of Charity, patroness of Cuba

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis sent a written message to a meeting of treasurers of religious orders

A plane drops fire retardant during a wildfire near Nataf, Israel (CNS)

Most of the fires were under control by November 28, security officials said

Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking at the Vatican on Monday (AP)

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Francis Campbell addresses staff and students of the School of the Annunciation (Michael Luke Davies of Buckfast Abbey Media Studios)

Francis Campbell, Britain’s former ambassador to the Holy See, said Catholic schools challenged ‘group-think’ in society

Pope Francis waves after attending a conference on narcotics at the Vatican last week (AP)

The Pope said vocations exist, but need to be proposed in the right way