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Pope Francis greets Vatican employees in the Paul VI hall (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

About 50 women who work at the Vatican have joined the association already

The first papal phone, donated to Pius XI by Catholics in the US. Fr Vergez oversaw a major overhaul of the Vatican's phone and email systems (Photo: CNS)

Fr Vergez oversaw a major reform of the Vatican’s email and phone systems

The Pope addresses Curial officials in the Clementine Hall (AP)

A fierce internal battle in the Roman Curia has spilled into the public square