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Pope Francis meets Russian president Vladimir Putin in June (AP)

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In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Pope Francis meets Argentine Lidia Guerrero in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Lidia Guerrero is hopeful Pope Francis will put across her son’s case when he visits the United States next month

A Palestinian woman waves a Palestinian flag with a UN stickers attached on it  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution

Chinese Catholics pray during a 2014 Mass in Beijing (CNS)

Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi says ordinations are example of the government tightening its control over the Church.

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

The hidden assets were reported by the first financial statements to be released under new rules

An Aymara indigenous woman walks past a poster of Francis in La Paz, Bolivia (AP)

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Ruth Kelly, former Labour minister (PA)

The former Labour minister will be pro-vice chancellor for research and enterprise

Pope Francis has  established a new Secretariat for Communications (CNS)

Pope Francis said that the Holy See would respond more effectively to the needs of the Church

Pope Francis greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following a canonisation ceremony in St Peter's Square earlier this year (PA)

Archbishop Gallagher makes call for two-state solution ‘as soon as possible’

Pope Francis with members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope urges members of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy ‘to have the courage to move away from the margins of safety’