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The Pope recommended leaving behind ‘all sorts of useless baggage’

Photo shows a Japanese boy carrying his dead brother on his back

Theologians should be ‘faithful and anchored’ to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, the Pope said

The Pope reportedly told him ‘do not worry’

‘If we take him away, the lights go out and everything becomes fake,’ Holy Father says

Christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the Child and to recognise him in the faces of little children

‘An outdated model of development continues to produce human, societal and environmental decline’

‘The faith we proclaim tonight makes us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent’

‘So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary’

Cardinal Angelo Sodano said in his homily that everyone needs to confess their sins