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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS/ L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope

Pope Francis pictured at this week's general audience (CNS)

Francis says Church must avoid ‘false conflict’ between pastors and academics

Pope Francis tries on a pair of spectacles in a shop in via del Babuino in central Rome (Daniel Soehne via AP)

The Pontiff insisted he would re-use his old frames and pay the bill himself

The Chief Rabbi talks to the Pope accompanied by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, right

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis gave the Pope apple and honey during their meeting at the Vatican

Sign painters work on a portrait of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City office (AP)

Huge picture is close to where Francis will celebrate Mass

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Sean P.O'Malley of Boston (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Has America lost its Roman influence?

The only American bishop currently leading a significant curial office is Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Pontifical North American College in Rome (CNS)

A spokesman said that priests across North America had already been granted permission

Pope Francis {AP)

‘Don’t be ashamed, I congratulate you’, he tells woman in emotional conversation

Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: AP)

The Pope presided at an evening of prayer yesterday in St Peter’s Basilica

Former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski who died on August 27 (CNS)

Eight minutes of silence replace homily during funeral of the former Vatican diplomat who was awaiting trial on abuse charges