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Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A staff member was ‘stunned’ to find herself opening the door to the Pope

Christian missionaries with a Khasi tribal woman in Guwahati, India.  (CNS photo/EPA)

Pope Francis said that young people who are fed up with materialism should consider becoming missionaries

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope said some Christians wander away from the true path like vagabonds

The interior of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Rome is seen in this undated photo. The chapel is the only building at the Vatican designed by an American (CNS photo/courtesy of Astorino)

American architect of the Pope’s guesthouse chapel felt he became a ‘pencil in God’s hands’

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis preaches at a morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

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Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

The business of interpreting the Holy Father has become a full-time job for some commentators, and it is hard to see who, apart from them, benefits

Pope Francis (AP)

The Pope compared the efforts of athletes with Christians striving to get to heaven

Pope Francis sits in the back row of the chapel where he preaches his daily homilies (CNS)

The Pope’s homilies are couched in homely language, with vivid images taken from daily life

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS/ L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope