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Vatican says Holy Father is following Charlie Gard situation ‘with affection and commotion’

The cardinals who elected Pope Francis hoped for major curial reform. Why isn’t it going to plan?

The Pope had previously reduced the sentence of Fr Mauro Inzoli

Cardinals are not called to be ‘princes of the Church’ but to be servants to their people, Francis said

The Pope said cardinals are called to be grandfathers who help young people find meaning in their lives

Francis urges priests and bishops to maintain ‘evangelical closeness’ to their flocks

The Pope will also celebrate Mass in Bogota’s Simon Bolivar park that is expected to draw up to a million people

By January next year, the Pope will have visited nearly every country in South America – apart from his homeland

Cardinal Sarah’s opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence

Cardinal Turkson said the gift was to ‘make tangible the closeness of the Church’ after a papal visit was postponed