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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope