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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

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope discusses the devil in morning homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope says giving the Lord praise ‘brings us joy, to be happy before the Lord’

Pope Francis (CNS)

God wants to see a faith that inspires action, says Francis in homily

Pope Francis appealed to the faithful to listen to their guardian angels (CNS)

Guardian angels are not the stuff of fantasy, the Pope said

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

Pontiff meets abuse survivors from Ireland, Britain and Germany