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Topic: Pope Francis

Pope offers condolences to families of three murdered Israeli teens

Vatican spokesman calls the killings ‘terrible and dramatic’

Chaldean bishop says Iraqis returning home, despite difficult conditions

Archbishop Warda believes ’90 percent of families’ are returning to Qaraqosh and Karamlish villages

The Holy Father, say those close to him, is wearing himself out. He should slow down, beginning with at least three weeks off at Castel Gandolfo

He has set essential reforms under way. Cardinal Pell and the other reformers need time to complete their work. What we don’t need is another conclave

Family synod: proposals to come in 2015

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October

Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Synod document cites cultural and economic threats to family

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

Pope points to St John the Baptist as model for evangelising

John the Baptist knew his role was ‘to prepare people for an encounter with the Lord,” says Francis

Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges

The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina was innocent

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

Legalising drugs is the best way to promote the moral values that both Francis and I share

The Church teaches that drug abuse is wrong but that doesn’t mean we should support the criminalisation of drug users