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Women religious celebrate Mass in front of the tomb of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (CNS)

Pope Francis will preside over the consistory scheduled for March 15

Ukrainian women hold peace placards near a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014 (CNS)

The Vatican released a message from the Pontiff to the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the cardinal gave a ‘lucid’ picture of errors committed by the Church over clerical abuse

Yemeni security forces gather outside the care home attacked by gunmen in Aden, Yemen, on Friday (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

The Pope says he hopes the slaughter of the Mother Teresa Sisters will ‘awaken consciences’

Pope Francis hears a confession in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Pope Francis made the plea at a penitential liturgy in St Peter’s Basilica before hearing Confessions

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome after meeting members of the Australian group of clerical abuse victims (PA)

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who died in 1906, is likely to be declared a saint this year

The interior of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Rome is seen in this undated photo. The chapel is the only building at the Vatican designed by an American (CNS photo/courtesy of Astorino)

American architect of the Pope’s guesthouse chapel felt he became a ‘pencil in God’s hands’

Pope Francis hears Confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Let’s hope that our churches are thrumming with activity

Pakistan news agencies are reporting that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to Pakistan (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Despite reports by the country’s news agencies the Vatican says ‘no travel programme’ is currently being studied