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Pontiff says that in the Year of Mercy it’s ‘ever clearer that the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world’

Pope Francis will make a ‘simple and private pilgrimage’ to Assisi on August 4

Convent in Italy to provide accommodation and care to those fleeing war

Pope Francis held an audience with Fransican leaders yesterday

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Pope urges the Church to ‘strip itself’ of worldliness

His gentle encounter with disabled people in Assisi has affirmed their unsung work

Here we present the best pictures of Pope Francis’s day in Assisi so far

Holy Father moved by encounter at the Seraphic Institute in Assisi

Minute-by-minute coverage of the historic visit to the birthplace of St Francis