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An 82-feet-tall Christmas tree was erected in St Peter’s Square last week

Francis invited homeless people to one of his last Masses held during the Year of Mercy

An annual Mass was forced to move to a new location due to the erection of fencing at a section of the border in New Mexico

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God’s mercy

Mario Zenari has served as the Pope’s representative in war-torn Syria since 2008

Francis celebrated Mass with Sweden’s Catholic community

Mgr Guido Marini said it can be better to wait rather than provoking more conflict

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The actor said he had known many good and holy priests and hoped future generations would too

The cardinal condemned the ‘ideological clash of factions’ over ad orientem worship