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The office will be responsible ‘for the promotion of the life and apostolate of the lay faithful and the pastoral care of the family’

The cardinal said the transformation of the world begins in the family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the Pope hopes to attend but his participation cannot be confirmed at this stage

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Elections to Northern Ireland’s power-sharing assembly take place on Thursday

The cardinal said that Pope Francis had offered ‘a much deeper understanding’ of discernment

Francis ‘is not looking to impose his point of view’, says American cardinal in reflection on apostolic exhortation

In a pastoral statement, the prelates also pledged to support ‘the culture of life’

Pope Francis delivered a speech at a football stadium in the Mexican city of Tuxtla Gutierrez

Francis met with members of the Roman Rota on Friday