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UNICEF has called for unconditional access to children in Syria, including two million in besieged areas

Msgr Lucio Vallejo Balda said he was put under pressure by a fellow-member of the Pope’s financial reform commission

The canonisation Mass will conclude the Vatican Jubilee for ‘workers and volunteers of mercy’

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The House of Representatives also called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal under United Nations authority

The Pope said that playing games teaches us to socialise and find joy

Pope Francis assured the Turkish people of his closeness after the suicide bombing in Ankara on Sunday

The celebrated composer has died at the age of 81

Pope Francis addressed thousands in St Peter’s Square on Saturday

Francis also tweeted ‘Pray for me’ to mark the anniversary on Sunday