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Resist temptation to concentrate on ‘problems, worries, bad news and scandals’, says cardinal

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin spelt out the Holy See’s position in a letter to former heads of state

Bishop Cantú said the move would ‘harm the people of the United States and the world’

The bishops said euthanasia ‘attacked the very foundations of our civilisation’

President Michael D Higgins presented Pope Francis with a commissioned sculpture to signify a ‘call to action’ on climate change

Despite his doubts, the Pope said the ‘spiritual and pastoral facts cannot be denied: people go there and convert’

Francis was driven into town in a blue Fiat with the window rolled down, having said he would not travel in an armoured vehicle

The Pope is visiting the country only weeks after twin suicide attacks on Coptic churches

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