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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Beatitude Gregory III Laham from pastoral office

Francis tells students: ‘I was ashamed when I heard the name’

The Pontiff criticised ‘rigid’ Christians who lack mercy, and those who are hypocritical and hide their sinfulness

The Vatican media operation has often gone so badly wrong that it created embarrassment which eventually became the story

The club plays its last game of the season the day after the papal visit and could win promotion to the second division

The US president’s first foreign trip will incorporate a visit to the Vatican

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi met with Pope Francis on Thursday

The Vietnamese archbishop was imprisoned for 13 years by the country’s Communist authorities

Mainstream believers in the free market do not think that ‘all relationships that create ties must be eliminated’

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 3

Egypt has the task of promoting a lasting peace that “rests not on the law of force but on the force of law”, the Pope said