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Pope Francis passes through St Peter's Square (CNS)

Domenico Giani, inspector general of the Vatican’s police force, says while threat is real, he knows of no planned attack on the pontiff

Canon Philip Gillespie, the new rector of the Beda College (Flickr/Mazur)

New Beda College rector announced

The Congregation for the Clergy has appointed Canon Philip Gillespie as Rector of the Pontifical Beda College in Rome

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells persecuted Christians that they have not been forgotten

Assyrians in Lebanon wave their community's flag as they protest in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq by ISIS (PA)

ISIS kidnapped an estimated 220 Christians in north-eastern Syria last month

Pope Francis deliver his Angelus address (PA)

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The Latvian capital Riga (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Bishops don’t want to be drawn into ‘ideological warfare’, says spokesman

Pope Francis's finance czar Cardinal George Pell (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican financial czar’s expenses leaked to Italian media in echo of VatiLeaks scandal

Pope Francis hears a Confession in Brazil in July 2013 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pontiff urges faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in Lent

Then Mgr Charles Scicluna, left, with Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Charles Scicluna served for 10 years as Promoter of Justice at the CDF

Fra' Andrew Bertie with Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: CNS)

Fra’ Andrew Bertie would be first Blessed with a black belt in judo