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Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican representative vows to remain in Libya in solidarity with Catholic community

Employees arriving at Broadcasting House, London (PA)

The BBC’s decision to scrap the job of Head of Religion and Ethics is part of a worrying trend

Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis before the consistory in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pontiff urges 19 new members of College of Cardinals to beware of ‘the mortal danger of pent-up anger’

Pope Francis talks with cardinal Angelo Sodano as they arrive for a special consistory with cardinals and bishops, in the Synod hall at the Vatican where he will brief them on curial reform (PA)

Madeleine Teahan speaks with Vatican observer Fr Mark Drew

A coffin carrying the body of a migrant who died crossing the Mediterranean is loaded on to a car in Sicily (AP)

Pope Francis is right: the Mediterranean is becoming ‘a vast graveyard’

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope spoke about the importance of family during his general audience

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis addresses College of Cardinals ahead of closed session in the synod hall

A proposal to consolidate several Curial offices into two large groups has emerged (CNS)

Proposals for changes to structure of the Curia emerging at the Vatican

A woman lights candles for soldiers killed in Kiev's Independence Square last week (PA)

The Holy Father ‘joyfully awaits’ visit of Ukrainian bishops to Vatican next week

Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal has said he was talking about a ‘hypothetical situation’ when discussing the Pope and Church doctrine