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We have a responsibility to seek the good and reject the vulgar, says Francis

Pope Francis's new encyclical will address the issue of inequality in the distribution of resources (CNS)

The Archbishop of Huancayo says encyclical released this month will have ‘many critics’

A Russia-backed rebel crosses himself in front of the cross (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

‘The cease-fire is being violated’, Catholic leader says

Pope Frances talks to the media on board an airplane returning to Rome (Photo: AP)

Commission took four years investigating alleged apparitions at Medjugorje

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Pope Francis will meet priests, religious and seminarians at the capital's cathedral, during his one-day trip (Photo: CNS)

Ahead of his visit the Pope asks Catholics to ‘stand side by side’ with their fellow citizens

The Pope and President will meet for the second time next week (PA)

Ukranian Catholics hope he will raise the war in their homeland

Cardinal Walter Kasper (Photo: CNS)

The German cardinal appears to backtrack on earlier comments in interview with EWTN

Friend or foe? Pope Francis greets Cardinal Raymond Burke in the Clementine Hall (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

As the crucial family synod approaches, his critics could prove his greatest allies

Pope Francis greets people in St Peter's Square (Photo: CNS)

Pope says those who consider family ties peripheral to life ‘don’t understand a thing’

Migrants wait to disembark from a tug boat in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo. CNS photo/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters

The Holy Father is praying that migrants and refugees are warmly welcomed and respected