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Pope Francis with his Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Reforms will seek ‘a renewal that will truly be a service to the Universal Church’

Francis blesses a disabled person at the Seraphic Institute in Assisi (AP)

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

Pope Francis prays during a meeting with his cardinal advisers (Photo: CNS)

Fr Lombardi says changes will not be merely cosmetic

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

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Pope Francis greets the faithful crowding the square next to St Francis basilica, in Assisi

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

Pope Francis (CNS)

Council of Cardinals gather in Rome for three days of talks with Pope on reform of the Vatican

Francis welcomes ‘group of eight’ cardinals to Rome for three-day summit

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis indicates he will push ahead with reforms of Church governance in interview with La Repubblica

Pope Francis has given his second major interview in 12 days (AP)

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The Pope disembarks after returning from Rio (AP)

Now we need a canonical solution to the issue of second unions