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Marie Collins, right, is a member of the papal commission (PA)

Marie Collins among eight members of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Cardinal Parolin announced that the Vatican would not be hiring and over-time was banned (CNS)

Fr Federico Lombardi is trying to allay fears about redundancies as best he can

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (AP)

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Medallions of Francis and Benedict XVI at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls

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Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

But the Holy See will respond to justified criticisms with ‘courage and determination’, according to statement

Kirsten Sandberg, chairperson of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, speaking at yesterday's press conference (AP)

If critics think the Church hasn’t changed, they only need to do a quick online search to learn the truth

A child walks in the aisle during a Mass in northern China (CNS)

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Francis arrives for the general audience this morning (AP)

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Pope Francis holds a baby's hand in the Sistine Chapel yesterday (AP)

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

From January parishes will send groups of 25 people to attend the Masses