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Pope Francis waves as he boards his flight to Ecuador (AP)

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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with cardinals and cardinals-designate in the synod hall (CNS)

Pope Francis has named some cardinals members of pontifical councils which are widely expected to be merged with others

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis before the consistory in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pontiff urges 19 new members of College of Cardinals to beware of ‘the mortal danger of pent-up anger’

A proposal to consolidate several Curial offices into two large groups has emerged (CNS)

Proposals for changes to structure of the Curia emerging at the Vatican

A slow shutter speed photo of a consistory of cardinals at the Vatican (AP)

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis says worldly celebrations intoxicate ‘more than grappa on an empty stomach’

Pope Francis named 15 new cardinal-electors from 14 nations after Sunday's Angelus (AP)

Pontiff names 15 cardinal-electors and five cardinals over the age of 80

Cardinals attend a consistory in the Vatican's Synod Hall in October 2014  (CNS)

Francis will also gather the world’s cardinals in February to hear about progress in curial reform

The Vatican bank's headquarters in the Bastion of Nicholas V at the Vatican (CNS)

Summary of figures released by Vatican press office earlier today

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’