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Pope Francis made the plea at a penitential liturgy in St Peter’s Basilica before hearing Confessions

Four nuns were shot dead along with elderly residents of a care home in Aden

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who died in 1906, is likely to be declared a saint this year

American architect of the Pope’s guesthouse chapel felt he became a ‘pencil in God’s hands’

Despite reports by the country’s news agencies the Vatican says ‘no travel programme’ is currently being studied

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The cardinal met a group of survivors this morning after four days of questioning by an Australian royal commission

Bishop John Arnold met asylum seekers last week in Manchester

But God will always turn the gravest of sins ‘white as snow’, Francis says at his general audience