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Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis has established a special group within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Francis kisses a baby before the general audience (AP)

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An official of Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary holds a photo of the three Italian missionary nuns, from left, Bernardetta Boggian, Olga Raschietti and Lucia Pulici, found slain in their convent in Burundi (PA)

Sisters found dead in their mission residence in capital city Bujumbura

Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Pope Francis blesses Meriam Ibrahim yesterday (via @bettapique)

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Pope Francis (AP)

In written statement, Pop says landmines ‘prolong war and nurture fear’

Pope Francis (AP)

Pontiff replaces five board members well before their terms were due to expire

Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Nichols appointed to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin was Apostolic Nuncio to Venezuela in 2009–2013 (CNS)

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Cardinal Parolin announced that the Vatican would not be hiring and over-time was banned (CNS)

Fr Federico Lombardi is trying to allay fears about redundancies as best he can