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The Church’s position on the death penalty is one example of how Church teaching is not static, the Pope said

The Pope has the second highest number of followers for any world leader, behind Donald Trump

Pope Francis said the wide variety of Catholic rites in India is not a threat to unity

The Pope criticised the ‘dark net’ where ‘evil finds ever new, effective and pervasive ways to act and to expand’

The Pope added that sexual differences are not a personal choice

Some say the Pope has reaffirmed traditional teaching, while others believe the correction will be ineffectual

Christians are not ‘prophets of doom’ but rather missionaries of hope, the Pope said

As well as young Catholics, other Christians and young atheists have been invited to the event

At least 50 people are dead and more than 400 wounded in the deadliest shooting in US history

His appointment comes three years after he was removed as prefect