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Full text of Pope Francis’s homily at Christmas night Mass at St Peter’s

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Pope Francis wishes Benedict XVI a happy Christmas

The two leaders pray together in the Mater Ecclesiae chapel

Be ‘conscientious objectors’ to gossip, Francis urges curial officials

In annual address, Pope says ‘there have been, and still are, saints’ at the Vatican

Pope sends message of sympathy after London theatre accident

Holy Father thanks God there were no fatalities after last’s night accident

Pope Francis’s plan to bring Catholics back to Confession this advent

The Pope of forgievness wishes to encourage both priests and laypeople

The Holy Father is ‘consulting the faithful’ in preparation for next year’s synod on the family. But as Newman explained, ‘consulting’ them isn’t asking their advice

Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

Archbishop Nichols appointed to Congregation for Bishops

‘It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing bishops,’ said the Archbishop of Westminster

Pope Francis to celebrate birthday with visit from his favourite football team

Pontiff has breakfast with group of homeless people on the morning of his 77th birthday

I won’t create female cardinals, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said that women must not be “clericalised”