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A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

It will be the first time the relic has left Italy

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta, chairman of the Australian bishops' social justice council (CNS photo/courtesy Australian Catholic Bishops Conference)

The bishops have released a document emphasising that old age will come to us all

Archbishop Anthony Apuron (AP)

Archbishop Anthony Apuron has refused to resign amid accusations of abuse

Fr Gabriele Amorth (YouTube)

Fr Gabriele Amorth said he faced true demonic possession about 100 times

Pope Francis holds a baby as he visits the neonatal unit at San Giovanni Hospital in Rome (AP)

The trip to the babies’ ward of Rome’s San Giovanni Hospital was part of the Pope’s Mercy Fridays activities

Pope Francis speaks to faithful gathered in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

Francis will pray for peace with leaders of other religions in the Italian town on Tuesday

Pope Francis speaks to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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Pope Francis greets bishops in the Clementine Hall last week (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

The Pope said people can ‘sniff out’ priests or bishops who are ‘lying spellbinders’ and ‘narcissists’

Human rights activists light candles for the victims of extra-judicial killings around the country (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The bishops said drug addicts were ‘sick brethren in need of healing, deserving of new life not death’

Archbishop Charles Chaput amongst the bishops taking time to study the Pope's teachings (CNS)

Archbishop Charles Chaput said the two major candidates were ‘deeply flawed’ in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame