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Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Synod document cites cultural and economic threats to family

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

Pope points to St John the Baptist as model for evangelising

John the Baptist knew his role was ‘to prepare people for an encounter with the Lord,” says Francis

Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges

The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina was innocent

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

Legalising drugs is the best way to promote the moral values that both Francis and I share

The Church teaches that drug abuse is wrong but that doesn’t mean we should support the criminalisation of drug users

Pope calls ‛Ndrangheta ‘adorers of evil’ during visit to their heartland

Francis says members of criminal organisation are excommunicated during trip to Calabria

Pope Francis condemns the ‘evil’ of drug use

Francis criticises attempts to legalise drugs as he addresses enforcement agencies

Pope on Corpus Christi: Jesus in the Eucharist gives life, love

The Pope celebrated the evening Mass outside the Basilica of St John Lateran

Martyrs and youth the focus of Pope’s visit to South Korea

Francis will also celebrate a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul